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PERFUME AND SCENTS CAN ENDANGER THE HEALTH OF OTHERS                                                           

Sunrise Health Region reminds people to not use perfumes and fragrances on days when coming into health care facilities.  Perfumes and fragrance can contain as many as 300 different chemicals. which when breathed in by others or settling on clothing, hair or objects can cause severe breathing difficulties, skin, or eye irritation for some patients and health care workers with allergies or lung conditions.

Please be advised that St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville is currently experiencing difficulties and interruptions with telephone systems. External calls are not always coming through to the hospital and there are circumstances where staff members are unable to retrieve their messages.

We have service technicians working on the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for understanding.