BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Beginning Friday there will be no visitors allowed at any University of Maryland Medical Center facilities, except under specific circumstances.
Here's a list of those exceptions.
Exceptions to the Strict Patient Safety Policy include:For in-patient facilities:
§ End-of-life care or end of life decision making. For these situations, two visitors will be permitted.
§ One parent or caregiver of a child in the neonatal intensive care unit
§ One parent or caregiver of pediatric patients as long as they are not symptomatic
§ One visitor inclusive of a professional support person or postpartum helper of a patient in the labor and delivery and the postpartum units
§ One visitor for patients in inpatient hospice units
§ One visitor to accompany patients for hospital discharge
§ One visitor for patients undergoing emergency surgery
§ Visitors who have been asked by the patient’s care team to be a part of scheduled family training for patients with rehabilitation needs.
For all outpatient appointments:
§ One visitor will be permitted to accompany a patient to facilitate care or treatment such as an ambulatory visit, procedure or same-day surgery
The policy is similar to the one already implemented by all Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.