×

Brooks-TLC Hospital System announces update to visitation

OBSERVER Photo

In the ongoing effort to protect our patients, families, visitors and staff against the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with the latest New York state Department of Health guidance, Brooks-TLC Hospital System will implement the following change to its visitation policy, effective immediately:

• Labor and Delivery Department — two support persons will be permitted throughout the labor process, delivery and post-partum period, including recovery, until discharge to home.

• Pediatric Surgery Services — two persons will be permitted for pediatric patients having a surgical procedure.

• Visitation in all other areas of the System remains the same, as follows:

• Inpatient Visitation — limited to 3 to 6 p.m., daily, for all non-COVID-19 patients. One designated person per day will be permitted in the non-COVID-19 rooms.

• Emergency Department — One designated person permitted. Visitors will not be allowed to wait in the waiting room. All visitors (patient and designee) will be screened at ER registration.

• Surgical Services — Adult patients having a surgical procedure my have one designated person for initial intake who may rejoin at discharge.

• End-of-life Visitation (all areas including COVID-19 patients) — Two designated persons will be permitted if deemed end-of-life by a provider and is anticipated within 24-hours. All visitors must remain in the patient room and wear a mask over the mouth and nose for the duration of their visit.

• Wound Care Center — one support person will be permitted for patients during the procedure and education process.

Brooks-TLC will continue to announce changes to visitation as updated guidance is issued from the New York State Department of Health.

Newsletter

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
   

COMMENTS

Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today