Vists To PCMH Being Restricted

Tighter restrictions on visits to Pitt County Memorial Hospital have been enacted because of swine flu.

University Health Systems says while it has not seen any cases in the counties where their hospitals are located, they are taking these added precautions.

Visitation is being restricted to just members of the patient's immediate family and to children age 12 and over.

"The stricter visitation policies are in place to help protect our patients, visitors and staff. We have not seen any cases in the counties where our hospitals are located, thus far. We are just taking precautionary measures at this point," said Dr. Keith Ramsey, medical director for infection control at UHS/PCMH.

Hospital officers are also asking anyone who is possibly sick with respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms not visit hospital patients.


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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 7, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    I'll say this is a very good idea, but I bet it wont be enforced that well.
  • by Jim Location: enc on May 6, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    This restriction should be permanent. There are way to many children under 12 uncontrolled by parents; or whatever, disturbing patients. I know, I have been a patient. There are enough germs the hospital has to fight without adding to the mix of people who should not be at the hospital. When I was a child, you could only stay in the lobby if you were under 12 years old. The only exception was if the parent or grandparent of the child was going to die.
  • by J Location: Gville on May 5, 2009 at 01:44 PM
    But really...who is going to enforce it. No one watches you when you walk in. They are oblivious.
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2009 at 01:24 PM
    Also this will help protect the people from getting MRSA just because the visited a friend or loved on in the hospital, that is not immediate family.
  • by patient Location: nc on May 5, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    they're a joke
  • by Ken Location: pitt co on May 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    As a citizen of the area I think this is a good idea. This could keep that one person that does not even known they are infected from giving it to the hospital area workers.
  • by J Location: Gville on May 5, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    This should have been a RULE a LONG time ago.
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