COLUMBUS – Nationwide Children has changed policies to protect the health of the patients.
According to Childrens,
Nationwide Children’s is taking extra steps to protect the health of our inpatients by restricting inpatient visitors until further notice.
Beginning Monday, March 16, all inpatient visitors must be healthy and 18 years of age and older.
We limit visitors because the fewer people who come to the hospital, the less of a chance someone is going to bring infections into the hospital which could infect patients, families or our staff.
Patients/parents will be asked to identify two people, 18 years of age and older, they wish to visit during their stay. It does not matter what the relationship is to the patient (grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, or support person,etc.). The adult with custody of the patient names the second visitor.
The four names given will be listed in the patient’s medical record. Only visitors with their name listed will be able to visit the patient for the duration of visitor restrictions. However, there can only be two visitors on the unit at any given time.
Please be understanding that these visitor restrictions are not permanent and are not meant to be an inconvenience, but something to keep all of us safe.