Brooks-TLC Hospital System announces update to visitation


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.


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