Centra updates to patient visitation guidelines to go into effect Wednesday


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – Centra Well being in Lynchburg has launched an replace to their visitation pointers that may go into impact Wednesday, October 28 resulting from a rise in COVID-19 instances.

Please adhere to the next particulars outlined by the hospital:

Visitation Replace

Centra will permit 1 customer to accompany a affected person at a time.

Sufferers could have not more than 2 particular guests at some stage in their hospitalization.

o Centra will permit 2 guests in circumstances the place a kind of guests has particular wants or mobility points and requires a help particular person.

The security of our sufferers and Caregivers stays our prime precedence. We’ll proceed to watch this coverage and make modifications when the protection of our sufferers and Caregivers is critical.

Visitation hours might be from 7am till 8:30pm each day; exceptions are the ED and Ladiess and Youngsters areas.

Guests should adhere to the next pointers:

Have to be 18 or older

Should present some type of identification (drivers license, debit card, social safety card)

Will solely be allowed if they don’t have COVID-19 signs (fever, cough, shortness of breath)

Shall be screened every time they enter and might be requested a sequence of questions and have their temperature checked

Should put on a masks whereas in any constructing all through the period of their go to together with whereas within the affected persons room; material masks are acceptable

Ought to restrict going out and in of care areas and buildings; chorus from visiting the cafeteria, present store, and customary ready areas except directed

Shall be anticipated to apply social distancing

Will stay in affected person rooms as congregate ready rooms will stay closed; with exception of designated ready areas for OR, Interventional Radiology and the Cath Lab

The next areas will stay restricted:

COVID items (except finish of life care)

Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Most cancers Middle; resulting from extremely compromised immune methods

Grownup and Geriatric Psychiatric Items at VBH

Expert Nursing Amenities and Assisted Residing Amenities (Guggenheimer, The Summit, Oakwood Well being and Rehab and Fairmont Crossing)

Acute Rehab can have restricted visitation

Emergency Departments can have restricted visitation”

Questions and issues ought to be directed to Centra at 434-200-4700 or by visiting the hospital website.

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