Visits by family members and friends are encouraged because they are important for your recovery. General visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Although the circumstances of each unit are special, advanced consultation with the patient’s nurse is recommended.
- Medical and Surgical Units: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Two visitors at a time.
- Intensive Care Unit: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Two visitors at bedside five minutes each hour. Immediate family, significant others and specifically requested persons. If sleeping, patients will not be awakened for visitors. Flowers are not permitted.
- Maternity: Fathers of newborns: anytime. Other visitors and siblings may visit between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Pediatrics: Open visiting 24 hours a day for parents or parent substitute. One parent may spend the night.
Guidelines for Visitors
All visitors are required to wear a visitor identification band obtained from the Security desk located in the lobby of the Main Hospital Entrance on Harding Street. Visitor identification bands will also be available at the Emergency Care Center (24/7) for those requiring emergency services.
The following guidelines aid not only in the health and safety of patients and their families, but employees as well.
A. Children under the age of 14 years old are not permitted as visitors, except in special circumstances, with the approval of the nurse in charge.
B. Patients shall be limited to two visitors at one time.
C. The Nurse Director/Charge Nurse may authorize special exceptions if a patient’s condition makes it necessary.
D. Wash hands before and after visiting patients. Insist the healthcare providers do the same before caring for your loved one.
E. For the safety of our valued patients and to prevent the spread of a contagious illness, we ask that visitors experiencing symptoms of cold, flu or any contagious illness should refrain from visiting patients.
F. Keep voices down so that patients may rest.
G. Visitors are not to wait in corridors. Please utilize approved waiting areas.
H. Beverly Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. For the health of patients, visitors, physicians, employees and volunteers please refrain from tobacco use while on the hospital grounds.