Parents and legal guardians are considered part of the healthcare team, and may be with the patient, day or night.
Most patient rooms have sleeper chairs or sofas for at least one parent or legal guardian.
- Siblings, family and friends may visit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Siblings and visitors may not stay overnight.
- Everyone age 12 and older will get a photo name badge when they enter the hospital. Families and visitors must wear their photo name badge at all times.
- Children younger than 12 must always be with an adult.
- Children younger than 10 may not visit patients isolated for contagious diseases.
- Sometimes only parents or guardians are allowed to be with the patient. This might happen during flu season or when infection risk is high.
- Visitors who are sick or have been exposed to an illness are not allowed in any unit.
- The unit coordinator will call the patient's room before sending a visitor to the room.
When you must be away
If you cannot be at the hospital, talk with your nurse. The unit coordinator can help you designate two adults who can be with the patient while you are away.
Number of visitors
Units allow different numbers of visitors in the room at one time. Ask your nurse about your unit. Additional visitors may wait in the cafeteria, Family Resource Center, or shared family spaces on the unit.
World Kidney Day 2011 hosted in Lazarus Hospital,
Varma Vegesna, Managing Director, Lazarus Hospital