Your health and safety are our top priority.
Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous five-point standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:
- Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
- A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.
You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to care for you in a safe, controlled and professional way.
We’re here, and we’re ready to provide the care you need.
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority. Please be aware of the following newly revised guidelines before visiting Carney Hospital.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VISITING RESTRICTIONS
Carney Hospital is fully prepared to care for our patients and our community.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will implement visitor restrictions. This is in response to the increased presence of COVID-19 in our community and is designed to further protect our patients, their families and our staff.
We remain ready to serve all of your health care needs and have taken the necessary steps to ensure patients can receive care in a safe environment.
Our stringent safety measures include mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing in waiting areas, and vigilant cleaning in all areas, which includes the use of EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants validated for use against COVID-19. We also pre-screen all patients scheduled for procedures, and screen everyone before they enter the hospital.
VISITOR RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 3RD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances:
- Inpatient Units and Psychiatry: No visitors will be allowed.
- Emergency Department/Outpatient Appointments: No visitors will be allowed in these areas or their waiting rooms. Designated exceptions apply with the approval of clinical staff.
- Surgical Patients: No visitors. Certain approved escorts will be allowed in certain circumstances with permission from the care team. Approved escorts will then be asked to wait outside of the hospital until the recovery period is complete and the patient is ready to depart.
- Please note: Patients with Physical or Intellectual Disabilities: One support person over the age of 18 will be allowed for patients with physical or intellectual disabilities, regardless of the patient’s COVID status. There are no restrictions on visiting hours. Support persons are not considered visitors.
- Upon arrival, all visitors will be screened for wellness and COVID-19 exposure. The screening includes a temperature and symptom check, at least 24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improved symptoms.
- Use PPE appropriate for the patient they are supporting. In the event the patient is COVID positive, the support person must use hospital-provided PPE.
- Wear a face mask for the duration of their visit and are encouraged to bring their own masks; surgical masks will be provided to visitors who don’t have their own. Scarves, bandannas, and handkerchiefs are not allowed. Refusal to wear a mask will result in the revocation of visitation privileges.
While we are sensitive to the difficulties facing loved ones of hospitalized patients, our health care team must keep our patients and staff safe during this unprecedented health emergency. We encourage family members and friends to use alternative ways to interact with their loved ones, including phone calls, Facetime and Google Duo.