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Visiting Patients

Visiting Patients at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has a liberal visitation policy although we do ask that friends and family members respect our patients’ needs for privacy and rest, as well as special needs related to testing and treatment. 

While we seek to provide our patients with private rooms whenever possible, our census sometimes creates  a need for shared rooms, in which case family members and friends are asked to respect the needs of the patient sharing a room with their loved one.

To respect the comfort of all our patients, it is usually best to limit the number of visitors. We encourage families to discuss scheduling their visits to avoid overwhelming the patient by visiting all at one time. While support from loved ones is important, we also ask that visitors respect the patient’s need for rest during their recovery. Discuss any unusual visiting circumstances with the patient’s nurse, so that the patient's care team can accommodate any special arrangements based on the patient’s specific situation. We are happy to address any questions you might have to make your visit to our hospital as meaningful, safe, and convenient as possible.

Young Visitors
Visiting children must be accompanied by an adult (for supervision) at all times.

Infection Control
Any visitor exposed to or having a communicable disease (like tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, impetigo, the flu or a cold) should not visit patients. If you have a fever and cough, please report this to a nurse on duty: you may be asked to wear a surgical mask. Some patients may have infection control concerns that require visitors to take special precautions.  These will be posted in the patient's room (or on the door). Please ask a nurse on duty for more information if you are concerned about transmitting infections.

Smoking
Visitors are not permitted to smoke or use tobacco products while on hospital property.  This includes our parking lots and outside of our buildings.