We believe that companionship in visiting family, relatives and friends is part of the healing process. The other elements in recuperation and recovery are treatments and rest. It is a delicate balance.
While we take cognizance on the roles that family members and friends play in the recovery period, we strive to create an environment that is clinically optimized for patient safety. This is especially true in high dependency areas like Intensive and Coronary Care. Visiting hours in these areas are therefore strictly regulated underlining our commitment to ensure only the best clinical care for an optimum patient outcome.
Patients may receive visitors daily but permission to visit outside normal hours may be granted at the discretion of the Nurse Manager of each ward/unit. For patients in high dependency units like Intensive Care (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU), are strictly regulated so that treatment and optimum healing goes on with minimal disruption.
General Ward (Ward 3A, 4A & 4B):
- 00 am to 10.00 pm (Daily)
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) / Coronary Care Unit (CCU):
- 00 pm to 2.00 pm
- 00 pm to 8.00 pm
In the interest of patient’s health, children below 12 years of age are not allowed into the ICU for visiting. Visitors are also encouraged to observe a few simple rules to reduce the risk of spreading and contracting infections. They are:
- Practice hand hygiene. Washing your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is one of the easiest way to perform hand hygiene. Our hospital is equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers in hallways and outside patient’s rooms.
- Prevent the spread of infection. If you, your family or friends have infections such as cough, cold, fever or rash, please ask them not to visit until they feel better.
Do not send flowers to patients in ICU. It will not be allowed as the ICU is a sterile place and should be kept free from possible contaminants.