RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL IMPLEMENTS NO-VISITOR/LIMITED VISITOR POLICY
September 14, 2021
BECKLEY, W.Va. (9/14/2021) – Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the increased rate of transmission in Raleigh County, Raleigh General Hospital will be enforcing a no-visitor/limited visitor policy effective immediately for all inpatient units and outpatient areas.
“As always, the safety of our patients, providers and team members continues to be our top priority as we continue to navigate this pandemic, and we will not waver in this commitment,” said Simon Ratliff, CEO of Raleigh General Hospital. “We continue to take all of the necessary precautions in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities, and we want to reassure our communities that it is still safe to come to our hospitals and clinics should you or your family need care.”
Some exceptions apply for the no-visitor policy, including:
- Pediatric patients will be allowed one parent or guardian only.
- Obstetric patients will be allowed to have one support person with them for their entire hospital visit.
- End-of-life care limited exceptions will be made for end-of-life and medical necessity as determined by the care team.
Raleigh General Hospital continues to take all the necessary precautions to keep our patients and staff safe by isolating our COVID-19 patients, enforcing a universal masking policy, screening everyone who enters our facilities, implementing the most effective cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and enhancing safety with new personal protective equipment protocols. These protective measures for managing infectious diseases ensure that our facilities are always safe for you and your loved ones when you need care.
“We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for many in our community, and we apologize for any inconvenience they may cause. However, we feel these protective measures are necessary for the health and safety of our patients and team. Our team, along with our community partners, are monitoring COVID-19 closely, and we will reassess and adjust the visitor policy as the number of positive cases declines locally and when we feel it’s safe and appropriate to do so,” said Ratliff.
For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit RaleighGeneral.com.
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