Wayne Memorial to Allow Visitors

By Margaret Allen
With the COVID numbers declining in the community and in the hospital’s COVID unit, Wayne Memorial Hospital is allowing a limited number of visitors again, though still restricting visiting hours from 9am – to – 6pm. Patients will be asked to designate who can visit them, one visitor at a time, and all visitors must follow infection control guidelines, such as wearing a face mask and agreeing to remain in a patient’s room and not visit other areas of the hospital. Two people are now allowed to visit end-of-life patients (non-COVID patients), and two parents (or authorized representatives) are permitted in infant/pediatric units. Visitors to the Intensive Care unit and COVID-containment unit will be permitted only under special circumstances, such as care planning activities and end-of- life situations. Infection control procedures will continue throughout the hospital, including temperature taking and screening of all who enter, social distancing measures in waiting areas and enhanced sanitization protocols. The hospital’s main entrance will still close at 4pm for now, at which time visitors can use the Emergency Department entrance, where services including Laboratory and Radiology/Imaging Services continue to operate around the clock.