Memorial Hermann adjusts visitation policy, allowing one adult to visit one patient per day

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Memorial Hermann Health System announced on Wednesday that it was changing its visitation policy.

The hospital system has announced that it will now allow a person 18 years of age or older to visit one patient per day. The new policy began on Thursday.

Regarding pediatrics, Memorial Hermann said it allows two adult visitors [18 and over] per patient per day and one adult [18 and over] night visitor.

The new policy applies to all Memorial Hermann facilities.

Additional details of Memorial Hermann’s updated visitor policy include:

  • One visitor (18 years and over) will be allowed per patient per day.
  • Age restrictions do not apply to visitors under the age of 18 who present to the emergency center with a patient. Minors accompanying ER patients can stay with the patient.
  • Visiting hours for all Memorial Hermann, TIRR Memorial Hermann and Katy Rehab hospitals are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Visitors of day surgery patients will be allowed to remain on site until the patient is discharged, provided that social distancing is not compromised in the waiting area.
  • Family members can visit patients in palliative care or in supportive medical care.
  • Visitors can use the cafeterias and cafes of the hospitals.

All visitors are required to undergo a health examination before entering the facility and to wear a mask which will be provided by the hospital at all times.

For family members who cannot visit loved ones in the hospital, Memorial Hermann encourages the use of video chat programs on personal devices.

The video above is taken from a previous story.

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