Visting a patient
Guidelines for visiting
The healing process is enhanced by the support of family and friends. All visitors must check-in at the reception desk in the hospital lobby where they will record their destination and be given a visitors badge.
Our hospital strives to maintain the highest level of patient care, professionalism, cleanliness and safety standards. In order to do so, we require these guidelines be followed:
- Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- All visitors must stop at the front desk in the lobby for a visitor sticker.
- Visitors are asked to respect patient confidentiality.
- Children of all ages may visit the inpatient unit. However, those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when visiting.
- All visitors must wash their hands when they enter the patient’s room and prior to leaving. Nursing staff will share any additional infection control measures that may be necessary.
- Children in hospitals are more susceptible to infections; therefore, we ask visitors with a cold or infection to wait until the condition has improved before visiting.
- Only two visitors per patient (excluding parents/legal guardians) are allowed on the inpatient unit at one time.
- In the pediatric intensive care unit, limited visitors are welcome. Only two visitors are allowed bedside including parents/legal guardians.
- Children who are not patients are not allowed in the pre-op, holding or recovery rooms.
- There is a nursing supervisor available at all times if you have any questions or concerns during your visit.
- Patients and visitors are not allowed to consume alcohol or smoke while staying at, or visiting the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital.
- Shriners Hospital for Children — Philadelphia is a non-smoking facility.
- Latex (rubber) balloons are not permitted in the hospital. Patients may only receive mylar balloons.