Your family and guests are welcome to visit Brandon Regional Hospital 24 hours a day. We encourage you to consider visits that promote patient rest and well-being. Please respect patient privacy and emotional and health care needs.
General Visitation Guidelines
Brandon Regional Hospital allows a family member, friend, or other individual the patient requests as his or her significant other/support person to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of the hospital stay.
The hospital provides open visiting hours and does not limit visiting by age and number of visitors in the general care areas. Critical Care, Labor & Delivery, Pediatric Progressive Care Unit, and the Behavioral Health Unit have individual departmental visitation policies, which include further guidelines to provide for the safety and well being of their specific patient population.
The patient has the right to withdraw consent to visitation of an individual at any time. If the support individual of the patient’s choice infringes on others’ rights, safety, or medically therapeutically contraindicated, the hospital may not allow or limit the person from open visitation.
The Women’s Center
For security reasons, access to Women’s Services is restricted. This includes Labor and Delivery (L&D), Antepartum Unit (AOU), Mother/Baby and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). NICU visitation will be explained on an as needed basis. For the other Women’s Service areas, the following apply:
- No visitors under 12 years of age, except baby’s siblings
- Visitors must show proof of identification (ID) – preferably a driver’s
- license and give this ID to the security guard located in The Women’s Center lobby
- Visitors will be given a laminated “Visitor Pass” to wear during visiting
- The visitor’s ID will be returned when the Visitor Pass is returned to the security guard
- Visitors may be asked to limit their visits based on mom’s condition
- Only two visitors allowed in L&D and AOU; four will be allowed on the Mother/Baby unit.
- The pregnant patient’s significant other will be given an armband that enables them to visit throughout the patient’s stay – this band should not be removed. Special sibling armbands will be given to siblings of the expectant newborn to enable them to visit after delivery and in the AOU.
Critical Care Areas
- All visitation is restricted from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. We try to accommodate all visitors respecting the needs and wishes of our patients. The staff reserves the right to restrict visitations to allow for delivery of medical care and promotion of patient rest. Our critical care visiting guidelines are listed below:
- Two visitors at a time are welcome at the bedside.
- Children visiting a critical unit should be 12 or older and 16 or older for the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).
- Visitation is reserved for immediate family members. In special cases where there is no family, visiting arrangements may be made with the nurse.
- You may use intercom located outside critical care entrances or waiting rooms to request admission.
- Designated family waiting areas are provided for your use.
- Please remember to wash your hands prior to and after each visit.
- For security reasons, access is restricted.
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. One parent/guardian may stay overnight with the patient. After 8 p.m., all visitors, including the other parent, will not be permitted to stay.
- All visitors (inlcuding siblings) must be over the age of 12 years.
- All visitors between the ages 12 and 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
- Only 2 visitors at the bedside at a time.
- Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight (no visiting between 7 a.m.-8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.). Only parents and grandparents and may visit, two at a time.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the unit if patient care warrants the necessity.