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Visiting

Visiting in the ICU is flexible. However, you may be asked to wait a little while before going to see the patient when a patient first arrives to the ICU, when the patient is resting or during nursing shift change — at 7:30 each morning and evening. Before visiting, please call, give your name, and the name of the patient you are visiting. The phones located in the waiting room and just outside the door leading to the ICU ring directly through to the unit clerk.

Children are welcome to visit. It is a good idea to tell them in advance what to expect and answer any questions they might have. Please inform the interdisciplinary team if you are planning to bring children to the ICU.

Occasionally, such as when infection control measures are increased, there are restrictions on the number of visitors. Whenever possible, we will notify you in advance of these changes.