Surgical/Internal Medicine ward and Women/Maternity ward
Adults and children with colds, flu or cold sores are discouraged from visiting patients. Parents may still visit but may need to wear a mask. You may be advised not to kiss your baby or child. More frequent hand washing is also advised.
In order to encourage a healing environment, children less than 12 years may only visit patients on the Medical/Surgical and OBGYN wards. For the protection of our newborns on the OBGYN ward, siblings of the newborn are the only children less than 12 years who are allowed to visit under an adult’s supervision. They are prohibited from visiting the ICU, Pediatric Ward and patients who have been placed in medical isolation for infection control reasons. Children visitors must at all times be accompanied by a responsible adult. Noisy or disruptive children will be asked to leave the patient wards.
Patients placed in medical isolation may only have visitors from his/her direct family household. Family members are hereby requested to follow all instructions given by the nurse pertaining to wearing a gown, mask and proper hand washing before entering and leaving the room. Children are strictly forbidden to visit patients who have been placed in medical isolation.
Flowers and plants are not allowed in the patient rooms. Cell phones must be switched off before entering the ICU and usage of cell phones is strictly prohibited.
Early visitors are requested to have a seat in the Main Patio until the doors to the patient’s wards are opened for visiting hours. Persons waiting on more information on patients in the Delivery Room or Operation Room are also requested to sit on our open air Main Patio until allowed to see the patient or speak to his/her doctor.