The wearing of masks remains mandatory around patients with suspected or documented risk of COVID-19 infection, however no longer necessary in the HSA except in the following areas: dialysis, oncology, ICU/CCU, NICU and operating theatres.
Patients or visitors presenting with COVID-19 or flu symptoms will be asked to wear a mask.
Visitors are now allowed to visit COVID-19 patients:
- A maximum of 2 visitors may be allowed at any one time.
- Visitors must wear a mask provided by the hospital.
- Visitors must adhere to strict hand hygiene.
- Visitors are not allowed to visit any other part of the hospital after leaving the patient’s room.
- Visitors may still choose to participate in video visits as an alternative.
General Visitation Policy:
- Visiting Hours are 11am – 8pm daily (except for Critical Care and Paediatric Unit).
- Patients are allowed (2) visitors at a time.
- Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Visitors must check in and out at the main atrium information desk (A&E visitors should still use the A&E entrance). A government issued photo ID is required (eg. passport, driver’s license, voter’s card, work ID)
- Visitors must follow hand hygiene guidelines.
Critical Care Unit – Visiting hours are 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm. One (1) or two (2) persons may visit at a time for 15 minutes, unless special permission is granted
Paediatric Unit – Visiting hours are 8am – 8pm. Patients are allowed (2) visitors at a time. One (1) parent or guardian (over the age of 18) is allowed to remain throughout the night with the child .
Accident & Emergency Unit
- One (1) or two (2) designated visitors are allowed to visit an adult patient in Accident & Emergency (A&E) for maximum 15 minutes.
- During delivery, two persons are permitted in the labour room
Surgical Unit – One (1) or two (2) persons may visit at a time for 15 minutes, unless special permission is granted
For the HSA visitation policy visit: Visiting a Patient Visiting a Patient