Noyes resumes patient visitation with restrictions
Guidelines are meant to keep patients, visitors and staff as safe as possible
DANSVILLE — UR Medicine | Noyes Health once again began allowing inpatients to have visitors at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville effective Nov. 5, with significant limitations.
Noyes, along with all UR Medicine affiliate hospitals, will allow visitation in compliance with New York State’s Department of Health guidelines. These guidelines are meant to keep patients, visitors and staff as safe as possible.
If you have traveled outside New York State in the past 14 days, you must present documentation of a negative COVID test before you are able to enter to visit.
• Visitors, 18 years of age and older only, will enter Noyes Memorial Hospital through the doors on the south side of the building, next to the Saunders Surgical Center.
• Visiting hours will be 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. every day, and are subject to change.
• Each inpatient is allowed one visitor per day during these hours, who must stay in the patient room throughout the visit. Once the visitor leaves, he or she will not be allowed to re-enter the building that day.
• Exceptions will be made for patients at end of life, or for those patients who are unable to communicate on their own due to cognitive or other disability.
Upon entry into the hospital, visitors will be given a mask which will be worn throughout the visit, instructed on how to wear it properly, and educated on hand cleaning. They will be screened at the door for COVID exposure, travel, and symptoms.
Noyes staff also will ask visitors to provide identification and contact information, and will be given additional information prior to heading to the patient’s room. Staff will enforce masking, as well as distancing in the elevator and hallways.
Visitation directives for obstetric patients will remain the same: one visitor or support person who will remain with the patient throughout labor, delivery and post-partum.
No visitors will be allowed in the Emergency Department, in the Ambulatory Surgery areas, or for patients who are COVID-positive or awaiting COVID test results.
“It’s a lot to think about, but we ask sincerely for everyone’s cooperation and patience,” said Noyes President and CEO Amy Pollard. “We all know how important it is for patients to have the company and support of the people who care about them most with them while they are here.”