Due to a recent increase in the incidents of reported influenza cases at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, visitation restrictions have been revised effective immediately:
- No one under the age of 18 will be permitted in patient care areas or in areas above the first floor.
- Any pastor/clergy with a badge will be allowed to visit patients at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. If a pastor does not have a badge, please refer them to Pastoral Care Services (671-5031 or internal ext. 5031).
- Two immediate family members will be allowed per visit.
- Immediate family members are now defined as: spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law and son-in-law. Step family members are also included.
- The emergency department will follow the same visitation guidelines with the exception of allowing only one immediate family member per visit.
Any individual with flu-like symptoms, including muscle aches, fever, headache, sore throat, coughing or vomiting, is asked not to visit patients at Southeastern Regional Medical Center until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.
All visitors are reminded to wash hands before entering a patient room or interacting with a patient.
Please note that general visiting hours are from 6 am to 9 pm.
If friends or loved ones wish to contact individuals while a patient at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, they are encouraged to call or send cards or letters.
- Most patients can be reached by calling 671-5000 and asking for the patient by name. Please be aware of patients’ need to rest by limiting phone calls during evening hours.
- Letters can be addressed to SRMC, Patient Name, Room Number, PO Box 1408. Lumberton, NC 28359.
Modified Visitation for Maternal Child Health (Labor & Delivery, OB, Pediatrics and Nursery)
Maternal Child Health waiting area (3rd Floor) will be closed to visitors. All visitors should utilize the Main Lobby waiting area.
ONLY VISITORS WITH A PASS WILL BE PERMITTED TO THE MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH AREAS LISTED BELOW.
Any visitor exhibiting signs or symptoms of respiratory illness, including cough, will be asked to wear a mask (nursing staff to provide) while visiting.
Labor & Delivery (L&D)
- Only 3 visitors whom the patient identifies by name will be allowed in the L&D area.
- All visitors are to go by the information desk in the Main Lobby to obtain a pass. The front desk receptionist will call L&D and verify the individual’s name is on the patient list.
- Only those individual(s) whose name(s) is on the list will be provided with a visitor’s pass.
- No other visitors will be permitted to the 3rd Floor Maternal Child Health area.
- The visitor will be asked to show the pass prior to admission to the L&D area. Once the patient is transferred to the OB unit, the OB visitation policy will apply.
- Once the patient is transferred from L&D to the OB unit, the hospital wide limits on the visitor policy will apply. Only two immediate family members are allowed to visit at a time, and must be 18 or older (exception: the father of the newborn is under 18). Visitors will be expected to utilize the waiting area in the Main Lobby.
- An infant will only be shown to an individual who presents both a visitor’s pass and the viewing card.
- One (1) parent/guardian and one (1) visitor will be allowed to visit in the NICU.
- All visitors must wear mask during the visit.
Pediatrics (5th South)
- Pediatric s will follow the SRMC limited visitation due to increased flu activity with one exception: one (1) parent/guardian and one (1) visitor at a time will be allowed to enter the Pediatric unit (or both parents).
- No one under 18 years of age will be allowed to visit the Pediatrics Unit, unless they are the parents of the patient.
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