You may be required to move into a single room due to a suspected or confirmed infection or as a means of protection from infection. Illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, can make you more vulnerable to infection. If your nurse has advised that you that require isolation a sign will be placed on the door indicating whether the door should remain shut or may be kept open.
You may be cared for in a single room without the need for isolation when no other beds are available or because the room is more appropriate for your needs. This means that you may keep your door open or closed with no special precautions needed.