Onslow Memorial eases visitor restrictions

Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM EDT
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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Another Eastern Carolina hospital is easing visitor restrictions.

Onslow Memorial Hospital says as of Wednesday, patients will be allowed one designated visitor during the duration of their stay. That designated visitor must be screened ahead of time, and visiting hours will be limited from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day.

For outpatient departments and clinics, one companion will be allowed for pediatric patients, one companion for radiation oncology patients during consults, one companion at discretion of the care team for patients who cannot safely navigate their appointment, and one companion for surgical, procedural patients before the procedure and at time of discharge.

OMH says in the emergency department, one companion will be allowed with a patient unless that patient is confirmed COVID-19 or someone under investigation for having the virus.

The hospital still encourages family members and friends to use electronic communication means to hold virtual visitations in place of in-person visits when possible.

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