Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Hospital to Limit, Screen Late-Night Visitors under Trial Security Plan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Hospital to Limit, Screen Late-Night Visitors under Trial Security Plan

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Security tightened at big Manitoba hospital

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba's largest hospital is placing restrictions on after-hours visitors in an attempt to improve security.

Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre says starting Wednesday on a trial basis, exterior doors and in-patient care units will be locked at 8:30 p.m.

Visits to the palliative and end-of-life units, as well as to patients facing critical changes to their condition, will be limited to designated family members.

The current practice of security staff screening anyone requesting access after hours will continue, but visitors will be screened again at the in-patient care unit.

Around-the-clock access to the adult and children's emergency departments will continue. …

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