NMH Lifts Under-18 Visitation Ban
April 13, 2010
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NEWTON – Newton Memorial Hospital has lifted the temporary visitation ban on children under 18 which was enacted in October in response to concerns about spreading the H1N1 and seasonal flu virus.
This means people of any age can visit hospital units as they did before the restrictions were put in place during the influenza season.
All visitors of Newton Memorial should wash their hands or use a gel hand cleanser before entering and leaving patient rooms. Visitors are also encouraged to cover their coughs and sneezes. Anyone who suspects they have an upper respiratory infection, a cold or the flu should refrain from visiting hospitalized family members and friends.
“Newton Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients in a safe, compassionate environment,” Newton Memorial Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs David Lazarus, M.D. said. “We appreciate the community’s patience during the influenza season and for helping us protect the well being of our patients.”