Beebe Healthcare has eased visitor restrictions at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus as the number of Covid-19 cases decreases.
The change allows inpatients to have one well visitor per day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a total of one hour at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.
This includes patients at the Lewes and South Coastal Emergency Departments and Beebe Medical Group offices.
Patients being discharged from the hospital are allowed one well visitor 30 minutes before discharge to help with care instructions.
No visitors will be allowed for Covid-19 patients and patients under suspicion for Covid-19 except for special circumstances.
“With our Covid-19 inpatient numbers continuing to move in a positive direction and vaccine supply continuing to improve, we feel that it is now safe for healthy community members to visit their loved ones at Beebe care locations,” said Dr. David A. Tam, CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “Beebe has strict infection prevention policies in place to create a safe environment for patients and visitors. We ask for your continued support and understanding in adherence to the guidelines as we all work together to keep our community safe.”
Visitors are asked to remain with the patient to limit movement throughout the hospital. Visitors may also be asked to leave if the care team deems it necessary for any clinical reasons. Clergy and Pastoral Visitors do not count toward the patient’s visitor quota.
Beebe continues to assist patients with video conferencing and phone calls so that patients can connect with family members and others. Additional considerations are made for labor & delivery, surgery patients, pediatrics, and end-of-life patients.
Face coverings remain required at all Beebe care sites and must meet requirements based on recent research, medical studies, and the CDC’s latest guidance, a release stated.