Monday, December 07, 2015
During a hospital stay it’s important to find the right balance of support from family and friends and limited exposure to germs so you or your loved one can be well again. Beginning Dec. 15, Cincinnati Children’s is implementing a new visitor policy to provide consistent guidelines for our patients and families.
Our year-round visitor policy recognizes that family and friends offer emotional support through an often trying time. It also recognizes that germs are everywhere, all the time. More visitors at the bedside puts you or your loved one and all patients at greater risk for infection.
During your stay:
If your stay is longer than 30 days, you can work with your social worker to substitute names on your visitor list. Please contact your social worker for any questions.
During peak times of illness in the community (i.e. flu/respiratory illness from December to March) unknowingly ill visitors increase the chance of spreading germs that may make it harder for patients to recover and go home. During these heightened periods of risk:
For more information, please go to www.cincinnatichildrens.org.
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