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Information for Patients & Visitors

In order to protect our patients and staff, visitor policies must be adjusted based on what we are seeing in our community and our hospital.  All individuals seeking entry into Fitzgibbon Hospital and Clinics must answer screening questions. In addition, please refer to the following guidelines for visitor restrictions until further notice, effective November 9, 2020.

 

UPDATED FITZGIBBON HOSPITAL

VISITOR POLICY

Updated: 11/9/2020

Fitzgibbon Hospital will allow NO VISITORS with the following exceptions.

Patients are allowed one individual to accompany them in the following circumstances.  All individuals seeking entry are subject to screening questions in order to enter the facility.

  • This policy applies to all locations:
  • When patient is in labor and delivery and post-partum
  • When patient requires assistance to move through the hospital
  • When patient is confused or developmentally disabled
  • When patient is undergoing conscious sedation
  • When patient is a minor (under the age of 18), 2 guardians will be allowed
  • When patient is at end of life (guidance on number provided by management)

In lieu of a personal visit, we suggest utilizing FaceTime, Zoom or other virtual means to connect with a loved one in the hospital.

We apologize for any inconvenience this policy may cause, and we hope you understand we do not make these decisions lightly or without considerable thought. These are difficult but necessary steps intended to keep everyone safe as we implement procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

SCREENING QUESTIONS

Visitors entering our facility must anser the following questions.

(1)  Do you have ANY of the following symptoms:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muslce or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

(2) Are you currently awaiting your COVID-19 test results?

(3) Have you been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or in quarantine for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?


If you answered "Yes" to ANY of these questions, you may NOT ENTER the facility.