Visiting Restrictions and Guidelines
Restrictions and Guidelines
We recognize the importance of visitors to our patients. However, some of our patients do not have the ability to fight off infections. If you currently have or if you have been around anyone with any of the following symptoms, we suggest that you do not visit:
- Cold or Flu
- Strep Throat
- Chicken Pox
- German Measles
- Skin Rash
*When visiting, please practice careful hand washing.
There is one unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies that consistently restricts the number of visitors allowed. Our Labor and Delivery Triage area, located on the first floor of our hospital, requests that only one visitor accompany each patient into this assessment and evaluation area. We make this request to ensure the comfort and privacy of all of our patients who receive care in this area. If the patient is transferred to our Labor and Delivery Unit on the second floor following her care in Triage, she will be allowed to have additional visitors at that time. For the comfort of friends and family who may be visiting the patient during the labor process, we ask that additional visitors wait to come to the hospital until after they have been notified that the patient is in the Labor and Delivery Unit.
What NOT to Bring
We know our patients love to receive gifts. We welcome and encourage all types of gifts for our patients, but must make one request in regards to balloons. Because of the safety risks associated with latex balloons, we DO NOT ALLOW LATEX BALLOONS in our patient areas. Deflated latex balloons can be a chocking hazard to children, and because we have children in all areas of our hospital, we ask that you help us in eliminating this potential safety hazard. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All types of Mylar balloons can be taken into our patient care areas.
To contact a patient room, please call our main number, 321.843.9792 and ask the operator to connect you. Once you speak with the patient or their family member, they will be able to give you the number that will allow you to directly dial the patient’s room.