Beebe announces visitation changes

Beebe Expanding Testing

LEWES, Del. – Beebe Healthcare has announced an update to its visitor guidelines at its Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.

Beginning today, March 8th, one well visitor will be allowed to rotate throughout the day. Visiting hours remain from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are limited to one person at a time, with the exception of certain circumstances. Previously, there was a limit of one visitor per day.

All visitors will be required to wear a surgical mask; those who do not have one at check-in will have one provided to them. This includes the Lewes Campus, South Coastal Health Campus, and Tunnell Cancer Center on the Rehoboth Health Campus.

Patients being discharged from the hospital outside of visiting hours are allowed one well visitor 30 minutes prior to discharge to help with care instructions.

As part of Beebe’s existing policy, visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 patients and patients under suspicion for COVID-19 except in special circumstances. Additional considerations are made for labor & delivery, surgery patients, and end of life patients. Pediatric patients may have two well parents or caregivers.

Visitors are asked to remain with the patient to limit movement throughout the hospital, and visitors may be asked to leave if the care team deems it necessary for any clinical reason.

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