Macon County General Hospital Working for Your Better Health
RESTRICTIONS OF VISITING HOURS DURING FLU SEASON
Please Wash Your Hands With Soap & Water, or use the HAND Gel Before Visiting the Hospital and Before You Leave the Hospital for your Better Health The spread of seasonal influenza in our community has prompted MACON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL and other healthcare providers to take special measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors. It is difficult to determine who may be infected with the FLU as people can be contagious before they start showing the symptoms of the FLU, which include fever and a cough. For this reason, Macon County General Hospital has decided to limit visiting hours beginning 12/30/2013 until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and we wish you Good Health throughout the FLU SEASON.
Visitors under the age of 12 years should be restricted from visiting the hospital
Only two people may visit a patient at a time
Visitors with any symptoms of Influenza such as FEVER, COUGH and/or Cold would be recommended to refrain from visiting
patients in the hospital
Anyone with a cough or cold visiting the hospital shall be issued a mask at the Front Lobby Desk, Nurse’s Station, or E.R.
Clerk when visiting
USE GOOD HAND HYGIENE
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
Dispose of used tissues in the nearest trash can and then please Wash Your Hands
If you are sick, it is recommended that you “please” stay at home to help prevent the spreading of germs
Limited to one visitor at a time with the exception of parents
In order to limit exposure to the FLU, Emergency Room Patients are encouraged to only bring one visitor with them when they come
Note: There may be exceptions to this policy – it will be at the discretion of the physician, nursing, and/or hospital administration. For any further questions or concerns, please contact the Infection Prevention Nurse, Margaret.