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Women & Infants Family and Visitor Guidelines

Visiting Your Family & Friends

At Women & Infants Hospital, we know how important family and friends are to our patients. Our visitation guidelines have been developed to provide a resting and healing environment for our patients while also meeting the needs of our visitors.

Please note: For the safety of our patients and staff, only mylar (non-latex) balloons are allowed in the hospital. No balloons are allowed in the NICU.

General Visitor Information

  • For the safety of our patients, all visitors must check in at our Reception Desk in the South Pavilion to get a Visitor’s Passport while in the hospital.

  • Visiting hours are from 12 to 8 pm daily.

  • Banded family members or significant others are not considered visitors and may come to the hospital at any time.

Inpatient Areas

Alternative Birthing Center (ABC)
Location: Main Building, 2nd floor
Hours: Open visitation based on the patient’s preference

Antenatal Care Unit (ACU)
Location: South Pavilion, 4th floor
Hours: 12 noon to 8 pm daily
A maximum of 6 people may visit at one time.

Mother/Baby Units
Location: Main Building, 5th and 6th floors

  • Children of the patient (siblings of the newborn) are welcome from 8 am to 8 pm when visiting with a banded support person.

  • Children under the age of 14 (except baby’s siblings) may not visit.

  • First Hugs (grandparents or an alternate): Following the birth of the baby, grandparents are welcome to visit any time on the Mother/Baby Units for a short first visit. After the first visit, we ask that other visits be during visiting hours from 12 to 8 pm daily.

  • A maximum of 6 people may visit at one time.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Location: South Pavilion, 2nd and 3rd floors
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

  • Visitors in the NICU must be accompanied by one of the banded parents/designated supports.

  • Siblings over the age of three may visit with a banded person. Please speak to NICU staff for more information about sibling visits.

  • A maximum of 4 people may visit at one time.

Surgical/Oncology Unit
Location: Main Building, 4th floor
Hours: 12 to 8 pm daily
A maximum of 6 people may visit at one time.

Other Areas

Due to the nature of these units, general visitors are not allowed in these areas:

  • Acute Monitoring Service (AMS)

  • Labor & Delivery (LDR)

  • Emergency Department/Triage

  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Please speak to the staff at the hospital’s Reception Desk for further assistance visiting a patient at Women & Infants Hospital.

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