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Visitation rules to ease at Lourdes, UHS hospitals

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(WBNG) -- In a joint statement, Lourdes and UHS hospitals say visitation rules will ease in Broome County, and some nearby counties, on April 5, but there will still be some restrictions in place.

The hospitals say visitors will be required to wear a mask, use a designated entrance to access the hospital, and be screened by visitor management personnel before seeing a patient.

Below are the visitation rules, provided by Lourdes and UHS:

  • Two visitors will be allowed per adult patient for up to four hours at a time in single occupancy rooms. In double occupancy rooms where there are already two patients in the room, patients may receive only one visitor at a time for up to four hours (the total number of people in the room may not exceed four and this includes the patients)
  • For pediatric patients, both parents or two designated adult support persons are permitted.
  • For labor, delivery, and maternity, patients are allowed two support persons in addition to a doula if desired. The visitation for women in labor with two persons is 24 hours while in labor.
  • In the Emergency Department, one visitor is permitted once the patient has been taken to a room.

Lourdes and UHS say for palliative or end-of-life care, the visitation hours may be relaxed.

Posted below are the visiting hours, provided by Lourdes and UHS:

  • Lourdes Hospital: 3 to 7 p.m. daily
  • UHS Hospitals (Binghamton General and Wilson): 3 to 7 p.m. daily
  • UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital: 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. daily
  • UHS Delaware Valley Hospital: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

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