Noyes Health again allowing limited patient visitation in Dansville

New policy went into effect Monday

Staff reports

DANSVILLE — Beginning Monday, UR Medicine | Noyes Health once again started allowing inpatients to have visitors at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, with significant limitations.

Patients in the hospital Emergency Department, also will be permitted one visitor/caregiver.

Limitations include:

  • Visitors, 18 years of age and older only, will enter Noyes Memorial Hospital through designated doors.
  • Inpatient 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.
  • Visitors will not be allowed for Covid-positive patients, in either the Emergency Department or on the patient floor.
  • Exceptions will be made for patients at end of life, pediatric patients or for those patients who are unable to communicate on their own due to cognitive or other disability.

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.

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.

“We all know how important it is for patients to have their loved ones with them while they’re in our care,” says Tammy West, Noyes Health Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services. “We continue to monitor Covid numbers in the region, and sincerely hope that they will continue to decrease so visitation, even if limited, can continue.”