New visiting restrictions at Hamilton Health Sciences due to COVID-19 pandemic
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is taking new precautions in an attempt to keep patients, caregivers and staff safe from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Now in effect, all family members and caregivers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are symptomatic will be restricted from visiting.
“All patient lounges and common rooms will remain closed,” HHS said in a recent statement. “If a family member/caregiver is not in the patient room with the patient they will need to leave the hospital.”
Regarding inpatient areas, visiting hours are restricted to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and only one family member/caregiver is permitted to visit at a time. The visitor must leave the hospital before another visitor can come.
Additionally, family members/caregivers under the age of 18 aren’t permitted in inpatient areas except under special circumstances.
HHS says exceptions to these policies will be made in serious situations involving trauma, end of life, or a major surgical procedure. Additional requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on these new restrictions, click here.
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