Carney Hospital recognizes the important role that visitors play in the care of hospitalized patients. Carney Hospital makes every attempt to allow visitors without restriction. You as the patient, and or your designated support person have the right to accept or decline visitors. Visitors may include, but are not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including same sex partner), family members, and friends. You may withdraw your consent for visitors at any time during your stay.
Visitors may be limited or restricted only when visitation would interfere with the care of the patient and/or the care of other patients.
The following are example of circumstances that could result in the hospital imposing restrictions or limiting visitors:
- A court order limiting or restraining contact
- Behavior presenting a direct risk or threat to a patient
- Behavior disruptive of the functioning of the patient care unit
- Reasonable limitations on the number of visitor at any one time
- Patient’s risk of infection by a visitor
- Visitor’s risk of infection by the patient
- Extraordinary protections because of pandemic or infectious disease outbreak
- Substance abuse treatment protocols requiring restricted visitation
- Patient’s need for privacy and rest
- Need for privacy and rest by another individual(s) sharing the room
Please ask your nurse or doctor about any visitation restrictions that may apply during your visit.
Temporary Visitor Restriction & Guidance during COVID-19
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the community, our visitor policy has been revised. Please help us keep our hospital a safe place for all patients, visitors and staff.
- No visitors are allowed until further notice.
- Answering our symptoms screening questions on arrival to our facility.
- Wearing a mask at all times while in the hospital and on our premises. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.
- Frequently washing your hands or using the hand sanitizer available across our campus.
- There are very limited exceptions to these policies, including for minor patients, patients with guardians, end of life/advanced care planning, or other extenuating circumstances. All exceptions to these policies must be approved by the patient’s care team prior to your visit.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.