Visitors are asked to follow these general guidelines:
Consult with a doctor or nurse before bringing food, beverages or medications to a patient.
Wear shoes and a shirt.
Supervise children at all times.
Be considerate of both patients in a semi-private room.
Talk quietly in patient care areas.
Wash your hands before entering and after leaving a patient's room.
Refrain from visiting patients if you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease.
At times, we may limit visitors or ask them to leave. This may be due to an emergency, a problem on the unit or a safety concern. A staff member will let visitors know when they may return to the patient's room.
We have the right to limit visitors due to:
Actions that threaten a patient, hospital staff or others.
Actions that disrupt a patient care unit.
A patient's need for privacy, rest or general plan of care.
Another patient's need for privacy, rest or general plan of care.
A court order that prevents contact.
The risk of spreading an infection to a patient or visitor.