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Information for Patients & Visitors

General Visitor Guidelines

  • As a patient at Fitzgibbon Hospital you have the right to designate who may or may not visit you during your hospital stay.  If you are unable to make this decision for yourself, your designated representative will act on your behalf.
  • Visitors that you designate will not be denied visitation privileges based on race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital does not have visiting hours. However, to assure a safe environment, the doors will be locked at 8:00 p.m. Visitors staying past or arriving after 7:30 p.m. are to log in at the Emergency Department Patient Registration desk. They will be given a "Visitor's Pass" which they are to wear for security purposes.
  • Visitation shall only be restricted when it has been determined to be clinically necessary, or:
    • To protect you, the patient, or others from injury or illness
    • To prevent deterioration of your condition
    • To prevent infringement on the rights of others
    • To prevent damage to the environment
    • To support your wishes and requests
  • Visitors should check with your nurse before bringing you food or drinks.
  • Visitors are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands when entering and leaving your room.
  • Visitor guidelines related to specific care areas, such as the Women's Center (Labor/Delivery/Nursery) or the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU), will be explained by your nursing staff.

These visitor guidelines are subject to change based on current situations.

Rev. 4/2022