Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Visitor Policy For Sinai and Northwest

Due to the widespread outbreak of H1N1, Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital will temporarily modify the visitation policy to ensure the well being of the patients as well as the health and safety of our staff. Effective November 1, the following visitor restrictions will be in place:
  • No visitors under age 18.
  • Those visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms are asked to remain at home. If you must visit, you may be required to wear a mask.
  • Families are asked to limit visitors to two per patient in a 24 hour period.
  • Visitation hours are between noon and 8 p.m.
  • Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

We also request your help in ensuring that our visitors follow basic precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the flu. Entrances have been equipped with hygiene stations.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a mask, tissue or upper arm.

These restrictions may be downgraded or heightened based on recommendations of state and federal authorities. We realize this is a change from the usual policy and may present some challenges. We appreciate your continued efforts to provide the best care possible for our patients.

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