CHCC announces changes to visiting hours and caregivers in response to Covid-19

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(CHCC) — Effective immediately and until further notice, in light of the current events and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation against the threat of Covid-19, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. is taking extra precautionary and safety measures to ensure patients and staff remain healthy and protected while at the hospital. At this time, CHCC is suspending visiting hours and caregiver’s chair-side access to patients.

Patients needing special assistance

The suspension includes caregivers for patients using a wheelchair and other patients needing special assistance. Nurses will be assisting patients needing special assistance.

Patients at Dialysis Clinic

The suspension includes caregivers for patients on dialysis. To promote social-distancing, we will not be allowing more than five people to be in the waiting area while patient is receiving. Other visitors while a patient is in active treatment are currently not allowed, most especially for patients in isolation.

Patients admitted to Pediatric Unit

For parents of a minor admitted to the Pediatric Unit, only one parent or caregiver will be allowed to stay in the room. Parent or caregiver will not be allowed to leave the room or be replaced by another person.

Patients admitted to Labor and Delivery Unit and Obstetrics Unit

Only expecting mothers will be allowed in labor delivery unit and obstetrics unit.

Chapel and Morgue

Only 10 family members will be allowed in the chapel at a time.

CHCC wants to assure families that patients are our priority. Additional nurses will assist with the care of your loved ones. To get updates regarding your family member, please call the CHCC operator who will transfer your call to the respective unit.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

To obtain information about Covid-19, please reach out to the Covid-19 Infoline at the following numbers: 285-1542/1672/1352/1854 These numbers are available 24/7.

For mental health support and helpful tips during a crisis please call the Mental Health Care Line at 285-1856/1857 These numbers are available Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.