Who is an "official visitor" and who is a "visitor?"
You may choose "official visitors." Official visitors may visit your baby without you being there; however, they may not bring other visitors with them to the bedside. All other visitors must visit your baby with you.
Visiting hours (for all visitors other than parents)
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Nursing shift change is from 7-8 (both morning and evening), and only parents and primary care givers are allowed during this time.
Remember that you have the right to restrict who visits your baby. Siblings are welcome to visit during visiting hours. All children must be accompanied at all times.
Other things to remember
- Any children at the bedside that become noisy or disruptive will be asked to leave the ICN.
- Other than the baby’s siblings and the baby’s aunts or uncles, no children under the age of 14 may visit the ICN.
- All children visiting must be healthy. ICN staff will check for signs of illness (fever, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting).
- If your baby’s brothers or sisters need a break from their visit, they can go to the playroom on 3-Henson, where they can read or play (must be supervised in the playroom at all times)
- Family and friends are welcome, germs are not. Infections and contagious illnesses can be a serious risk for newborns and very unsafe for sick and premature babies.
Visitor restrictions take effect during cold and flu season. Respiratory viruses are easily spread, so the hospital takes preventive measures to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff members. Visitors, including siblings, 14-and-under will not be permitted to visit the ICN. Signs will be posted during the effective dates.