Reply To: Clinic Visitor & Sibling policies

  • Angela Tidwell

    June 30, 2016 at 11:35 am

    We do not have a limit on the number of clinic visitors or siblings for outpatient. As long as they family gives permission, they can bring whoever they like, including siblings. We do have child life and volunteers that occasionally are able to help or provide activities as needed. If they are sick, we do ask that they not come to the hospital if possible, or send another caregiver to appointments. We provide masks and hand sanitizer at all entrances.

    Angela Tidwell, MSN,RN
    St Jude Childrens Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-28-2016 07:43 AM
    From: Stephanie Langevin
    Subject: Clinic Visitor & Sibling policies

    I was wondering if anyone could share their policy on visitation in the clinic- ie how many adults are allowed to accompany a child?  Are siblings allowed?  How do you accommodate siblings or additional visitors?  Do you offer any resources to families who do not have alternative options?

    In our clinic we allow up to two adults in clinic with a child and do not allow siblings, however this becomes difficult to manage especially during the summer when school is out and we are actively looking for alternatives to offer our patients.    

    Thank you in advance.

    Stephanie Langevin, BSN,CPHON,RNC
    Childrens Hosp of the Kings Daughters
    Virginia Beach, VA
    United States