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Kaleida Health expanding visitation policy for adult inpatients in non-COVID-19 units

Kaleida Health
Posted at 8:03 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 20:03:23-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Kaleida Health announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its visitation policy for adult inpatients in non-COVID-19 units.

The expanded policy goes into effect at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on Thursday, February 4th.

The policy includes the following

  • One designated support person per day is permitted in non-COVID-19 units at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
    • In end-of-life cases, two support persons are permitted.
  • Visiting hours for adult inpatients in non-COVID-19 units are limited and vary by unit at both sites.
    • Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute non-COVID-19 unit visiting hours
    • 16N/S, 15N, 14N/S, 13N/S, VIS: 5:30-7 p.m.
    • 12N/S, 10N/S, 9S, 8N, 4N: 4-5:30 p.m.
    • ICUs: 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital non-COVID-19 unit visiting hours
    • 3rd floor (3 East and 3 West): 12-2 p.m.
    • 2nd floor (2SW, 2SE, 2E, 2N): 2-4 p.m.
    • ICU: 4:30-6 p.m.

While visitation is not allowed for adults at COVID-19 units at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, staff will coordinate COVID-19 unit visitation with patient families in circumstances deemed medically necessary or in end-of-life or palliative care cases.

You can read the entire policy by clicking here.