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Southcoast Health issues visitation policy update this month



As of 4/7/22 Southcoast Health has updated their visitation policy for patients, employees, and providers which includes:

MATERNITY VISITING HOURS: 11am-2pm and 5pm – 8pm

All visitors must:
• Show photo ID and receive a badge
• Remain masked for the duration of the visit

Maternity/Family Centered Unit:*
• Patients in Labor and Delivery will be allowed up to two birth partners.

Surgical Patients and Same Day Surgery Center:*
• ONE visitor will be allowed to visit and/or accompany a patient

Emergency Department:*
• Visitors allowed at the discretion of the care team

• Visitation will not be allowed for patients with COVID-19 unless “visitor” is there as a birth partner, or present for patients at end of life care or on comfort measures only. When birth mothers are COVID-19 positive, unvaccinated birth partners may attend birth if negative test result, but would need to leave one hour after birth due to not being vaccinated
• Parents of infant and pediatric patients
• Designated support person for patients with disabilities
• Allowed by clinical teams for unique circumstances

NO visitors experiencing cough, shortness of breath, temperature over 100 degrees or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be allowed.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Jake Perry

    April 15, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    In addition to these rules, please add the following; All visitors with the last name Hovan must check their firearms at the door.

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