Friday, January 12, 2018

Fauquier Hospital Hosts Support Group for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Fauquier Hospital will host a new support group called Helping Hands, at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, February 7; all sessions will be held in the hospital’s Chestnut Room.

The group is for those 18 and older who suffer from a life-limiting illness or chronic pain. Organizer Roxanne Woodward from Capital Caring, said, “The intent is for the group to be educational, but also offer an opportunity for participants to talk about feelings and issues.” For more information, call Fauquier Health’s Community Link at 540-316-3588.

Lyme Support Group Hosts Special Speaker

At 7 p.m. on January 18, the Fauquier/Warrenton Lyme Support Group will host speaker Ronda Cheatham, massage therapist, Reiki master and birth doula, in the Chestnut Room at Fauquier Hospital. 

She will speak about modalities she’s found helpful for those dealing with lyme disease, and will demonstrate vibrational sound therapy. All support group meetings are free and open to the public. For group information, contact 540-341-8245.

Rise in Flu Cases Results in Visiting Restrictions at Fauquier Hospital

Because of the increasing incidence of flu in the area, Fauquier Hospital’s open visitation policy will be temporarily restricted beginning Friday, January 12. The following restrictions will be in place.

  • Visitors with two or more of the following symptoms may not visit patients: fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache or chills.
  • No one under age 18 may visit the hospital, unless they are visiting a sibling in the Family Birthing Center.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed to visit a patient in the hospital at any given time.
  • Children should not come with patients to outpatient appointments, unless the appointment is for the child.

   The decision to restrict visitors comes at the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Health; restrictions will be in place until flu season begins to abate.