With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind during the latest COVID-19 surge, St. Luke’s University Health Network will allow for up to 3 visitors at its 12 hospitals with the following restrictions:*
- While visiting your loved one, please observe these guidelines:
- Masks are to be worn (covering your nose and mouth) along with maintaining a social distance for the duration of the visit.
- Visitors may not eat/drink while in patient rooms or waiting areas.
- Eating/drinking by visitors should be limited to cafeterias, as available.
- Visiting hours are between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm for up to 3 visitors aged 12 and older.
- Visiting patients must be avoided if you are sick.
- Visitation of a patient nearing end of life:
- Visitation can occur at any time, but it is discouraged during change of shift (6:45 am - 7:15 am and 6:45 pm -7:15 pm).
- Visitors may not congregate in common or waiting room areas while waiting to visit.
- Two parents or guardians or parent and assigned support person visitation of a child on the inpatient pediatric unit, pediatric ICU or neonatal ICU may occur at any time.
- Up to two support persons per patient during birth admission.
- One visitor to accompany patients for hospital discharge.
- One visitor for patients undergoing same-day surgeries and procedures.
- One visitor per patient in the Emergency Department.
- One visitor per patient requiring support for intellectual or cognitive disability.
Visitors allowed by exception must be in good health and will be subject to a health screening.
Visitation for COVID-19 positive patients is prohibited.
OFFICE VISITS/OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS:
One (1) visitor per patient is permitted for St. Luke’s office visits and outpatient appointments.
Exceptions may be made in offices when multiple caregivers exist and appropriate social distancing measures can be maintained. Please contact the office, in advance of the appointment, to further discuss.
St. Luke’s understands this policy might present difficulties for some patients, family members and friends, and we are sympathetic to those concerns. At the same time, we must be responsible to the communities we serve and do what’s best to protect everyone. We urge those who might be impacted to please cooperate with our physicians, nurses and staff as they help our organizations fight COVID-19.
A united effort following this common policy will allow us to return to the more normal lifestyle and activities we are all accustomed to as quickly as possible.
For St. Luke’s Hospice House visitation information please contact 484-526-7100.
Visit https://www.slhn.org/covid-19 for additional details and updates.
* Rules may vary at St. Luke’s Warren Campus to comply with New Jersey directives.
**On critical units, visitors will be restricted to 3 specific individuals for the patient’s hospital stay. Exceptions will be permitted by Nurse Manager or the Hospital Supervisor in extenuating circumstances.