Special to 1812Blockhouse
Avita has expanded patient visitation at their hospitals, clinics, and medical offices effective this past Monday, March 22.
Avita temporarily stopped patient visitation in March 2020 and re-opened visitation in a limited capacity in June. Avita has now expanded the visitation policy to allow 2 visitors at a time, maximum of 6 per day for patients in the following units: medical/surgical, intensive care unit, emergency department, and maternity. For surgery and medical offices, Avita is allowing 2 visitors at a time, maximum of 2 per day.
Visiting hours for hospital patients is 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Overnight visitation is not permitted. Visitors under the age of 18 are not permitted. Patients who test positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted a visitor unless receiving end-of-life care.
All visitors are required to wear a medical-grade mask, provided upon entry, for the duration of their visit and will undergo temperature screening. Hospital entrances are still limited as follows: