Patients at Blue Hill Memorial
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
Visiting children must be accompanied by an
adult (for supervision) at all times.
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
Our cafeteria is open to the public for
breakfast and lunch. Vending machines
are available outside of the cafeteria for cold drinks and snacks. A variety of restaurants are located within
walking distance of our hospital.
Visitors are not permitted to smoke or use
tobacco products while on hospital property.
This includes our parking lots and outside of our buildings.