Unit Specific Visitor Guidelines:
Are you WELL ENOUGH
to visit hospital PATIENTS who AREN'T
Ask yourself these questions:
√Have you experienced
any of these symptoms of illness in the
last three days?
√ Have I been around
people who are sick with colds or flu
within the past week?
√ Should I take a
chance on exposing already sick people
to something that could make them
√ Would I want a
hospitalized family member to be exposed
to the germs of other visitors who
aren't WELL ENOUGH?
If you answered YES even once, for the
SAFETY of our patients as well as your
friends and loved ones...please..don't
Visitors are encouraged from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Spouses, significant others and caregivers are always welcome,
regardless of the time
Members of the Clergy are always welcome, regardless of the
Visitors must be age 12 and older
Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to visit
patients, except in special circumstances arranged with the
nurse providing care.
Visitors ages 12 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all
For our patients’ safety and well being, please...
Wash your hands before and after visits.
Limit visitors to two at the bedside.
Be considerate of other patients by speaking softly.
Keep visits brief.
Don’t visit if you have flu or cold symptoms or any illness
known to be contagious.
Check with nursing staff regarding gifts of food or beverages,
because of possible diet restrictions.
Don’t bring latex (rubber) balloons into the hospital, for the
safety of our patients, visitors and staff who have
allergies to latex. Mylar (metallic) balloons are fine.
Use restrooms in public areas of the hospital. Restrooms located
within patient rooms are for patients only.
To best meet the needs of patients and their families, additional
guidelines apply in these secured units. (See
Patients have the right to have a person of their choice be with them
during their hospitalization to provide emotional support, unless their
presence infringes on other’s rights, compromises safety, and/or is
medically or therapeutically contraindicated. For our patients’ comfort
and privacy, you may be asked to leave a patient’s room during tests,
treatments and when other types of patient care are provided.
Unit Visitor Guidelines
Care Unit (ICU)
ICU is a secured unit. Use the gray telephone located
outside the ICU entrance to contact unit staff for entry
Visiting hours are encouraged from 10 a.m. to 7
Visiting is limited to immediate family.
Limit of two visitors at a time.
Cell phones may NOT be used in the unit
No fresh flowers, plants or latex balloons.
For exceptions, please speak with the nurse.
Acheson Family Birth Place
We believe in family-centered care and in providing a
safe and secure environment for you and your newborn.
To respect your privacy and comfort and to ensure safe
care, we suggest no more than 3 family
members/friends/support persons at your bedside at one
time during labor, delivery, and through the first hour
Family and friends are asked to ensure a clear path to
the mother and baby at all times.
Family and friends are welcome to provide emotional
support to you (the patient) unless their presence
infringes on other patient’s rights, compromises safety,
and/or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated.
Such times include:
During epidural procedures
During labor and the delivery
During the first hour of recovery after
Acheson Family Birth Place is a secured unit. Use the
gray telephone located outside the entrance to contact
staff for entry. Mom’s first and last name must be
provided to enter the Family Birth Place.
For patient confidentiality and safety, family and
friends should be in your room or the waiting room and
will be asked to leave the unit if waiting in the
Quiet time is observed between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to
promote rest, healing and bonding.
Family and friends should not visit when respiratory
viruses are common in the community.
Mental Health is a secured unit. Use the gray telephone
located outside the entrance to contact staff for entry
Visiting hours are 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday,
Sunday and holidays.
Limit of two visitors at a time.
Visitors must be age 14 and over, unless authorized by
the patient’s attending physician.
Visiting is supervised and limited to the dining area.
Visitors are asked to place coats and personal
belongings in a locker prior to entering the unit. Items
brought in for patients are limited and will be checked
by staff. Unit staff will provide you with a list of
items that may not be brought into the unit.
Pediatrics is a secured unit. Use the gray
telephone located outside the unit entrance to
contact staff for entry.
Parents and grandparents are welcome 24 hours a
Other family and friends are encouraged
to visit between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Visitors are limited to four at a time in the
patient’s room or in the parents’ lounge.
Visitors may not congregate in the hallway.
Additional information and guidelines are available from staff in the
units. For the health of all of our patients, please don’t visit if you
have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you know you have a contagious