Reply To: Sibling Policy

  • Rhoda Phillips

    August 19, 2022 at 10:03 am

    We do not have a sibling policy although in the past it had been a struggle because prior to covid families would bring so many people to their appointments.
    The new covid guidelines have enabled us to limit visitors and we plan to keep this.  The organization limits 2 healthy visitors and this includes siblings.  We have addressed it in various ways such as case-by-case scenarios.  Families have to use service elevators to limit others from seeing multiple visitors, limiting them to room in isolated areas, telemed visits, and rescheduling if the provider approves.

    Rhoda Phillips, MSN,RN,CPHON
    Houston, TX
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-21-2021 06:48 AM
    From: Kellie Joyce
    Subject: Sibling Policy

    Hi all- Looking for input as to what other clinics policies are on siblings being allowed at clinic and/or infusion appointments.
    If you do NOT allow siblings, how do you manage barriers that families have in finding childcare for other sibs? Any other input, ideas, etc. are welcome! Thank you!

    Kellie Kirbitz BSN,CPHON,RN
    Grand Rapids MI United