Beginning December 30th, Banner Health will revise its hospital visit policies in Colorado as COVID-19 cases continue to decline.
The healthcare system announced Tuesday that it would allow a limited number of visitors aged 12 and over, with most patients being allowed one visitor per day.
The opening times are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Banner Health stated in a press release following the announcement that some restrictions remain in place “to create a safe environment for our patients and our healthcare workers”.
There are four exceptions to the visitor restrictions:
- Pediatric patients (under 18 years of age) can have a guardian or support person with them in addition to one visitor per day.
- People with disabilities who, due to the specifics of their disability, need support from someone in order to be able to participate effectively in the health process can appoint a support person to accompany them in a banner facility. These patients can have one visitor per day in addition to their caregiver.
- Labor and delivery mothers can have a support person and a visitor. Doulas are permitted for working mothers in addition to their helper and their visitor. Doulas must leave immediately after they are born.
- Visits are not allowed for COVID-19 or COVID-19 suspected patients unless the patient is at the end of life.
Everyone who enters a Banner Health facility undergoes health screening to ensure there are no symptoms of respiratory disease.
In addition, they must have their own mask, which should always be worn. Visits must take place in the patient rooms. Visitors are not allowed to enter and exit the hospital multiple times during the same 24-hour period.
This visiting policy applies to all Banner Colorado facilities, including ambulatory and ambulatory locations, such as: B. Clinics, Emergency Services, Imaging Centers, Surgery Centers, and Occupational Health Service Locations.