Visiting A Patient
We welcome and encourage visitors, particularly family members and close friends, who can play a vital role in speeding a patient’s recovery and return to optimal health. For your convenience, please use our no-cost valet parking at the main entrance on Meeting House Lane.
Too many visitors can tire a patient and disrupt other patients, so only two visitors are allowed to see a patient at a time. In addition, children under 14 are not permitted to visit patient floors, except for sibling visits to the nursery. To safeguard the comfort of all our patients, visitors are asked to talk quietly and leave promptly when visiting hours have ended.
|UNIT||VISITING HOURS||NOTES TO VISITORS|
|Intensive Care Unit
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|The patient's condition is often critical, so please check with the nurse prior to your visit.|
|11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.||Parents and caregivers welcome at all times.|
|Noon to 8:00 p.m.||New parents welcome at all times. Children under 14 not permitted unless they are a sibling.|
Equal Visitation Policy
In support of each patient’s rights, Southampton Hospital allows patients to receive visitors that the patient designates including, but not limited to a spouse, domestic partner (including same sex domestic partner), family members or friends for emotional support during the course of his/her stay.
Patients are able to withdraw or deny such consent at any time. Southampton Hospital prohibits discrimination against visitors based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
Visitors designated by the patient (or support person, where appropriate) do not have to be related to the patient and shall enjoy visitation privileges that are not more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy. This includes an identified caregiver, who would be expected to provide after-care assistance at home following discharge.