Guidelines for Visiting Saint Clare’s Patients
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATERLY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
For your health and safety, new visitor restrictions are in effect.
NO HOSPITAL VISITORS ARE ALLOWED
LIMITED EXCEPTIONS: One (1) visitor (must be at least 18 years old) for Critical Care, Hospice
Unit, Infusion Area, Inpatient Surgery Unit, Labor and Delivery, Maternity
Unit, Outpatient Service Areas and Pediatric Unit
For the health and safety of our patients, staff and physicians, Saint
Clare’s Health is not permitting visitors in the emergency department.
Pediatric patients will be permitted one visitor, and requests for an
additional visitor will be reviewed.
Thank you to our community for your cooperation during this unprecedented time.
Labor & Delivery and Post-Partum Visitation Policy
Updated March 26, 2020
- Labor and delivery patients, and their designated partner/visitor will
be screened and masked upon entry into the hospital and then screened
again upon entry into labor and delivery unit, and must stay masked when
a staff members and physicians are present in the room.
- Patients who have COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or are under
investigation for COVID-19 must remain masked at all times.
- A known COVID-19 partner/visitor will not be permitted into labor and delivery
or the post-partum unit.
- One designated partner/visitor for the entire stay in labor and deliver
- Designated partners/visitors must remain in the room with the patient the
entire time. No one will be permitted to go in and out of labor and delivery.
- Designated partner/visitor must use the bathroom in the assigned labor
and delivery room.
- We will provide meals for the designated partner/visitor. They will not
be permitted to go to the cafeteria.
The designated partner/visitor can stay with the patient until they are
moved to the post-partum unit. THE SAME POLICIES WILL APPLY TO POST-PARTUN, AS APPLY TO LABOR AND DELIVERY – Designated partner/visitor must stay in the room the entire time,
masks must be worn when staff and physicians are present in the room,
meals will be provided for the designated partner/visitor, the designated
partner/visitor must use the bathroom in the patient room, and the designated
partner/visitor will leave with the patient upon discharge.
Family Initiated Rapid Response Team
Family members are an important component of a patient’s healthcare
team. As such, family members are urged to immediately notify a caregiver
should they notice any decline in their loved one’s condition.
You should call if you see the following changes:
- Change in heart beat
- Problems with breathing
- Sudden change in mental status (confusion or agitation)
- Something is “just not right”
If you notice a change in your family member’s condition, please
notify a nurse immediately or call the Rapid Response Team.
Denville or Dover………….Call 444
When you call, please provide the patient’s name, room number, and
a brief description of the emergency. A member of the Rapid Response Team
will arrive promptly to assist the patient.
Meals and Snacks for Visitors
Saint Clare’s Health System offers a variety of meal options for
patients and their visitors.
Denville: The cafeteria, located on the first floor, is open Monday through Friday
from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. There is also
a bistro style café, located in the lobby, which is open weekdays
from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dover: The cafeteria, located on the first floor, is open Monday through Friday
from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.
We also offer guest trays to our patients’ friends and family. Your
guest may choose any item on the day’s menu, and pay by a guest
tray voucher purchased in advance at our cafeterias.