Visiting a patient
Guidelines for visiting
The healing process is enhanced by the support of family and friends.
Please help us protect patient comfort and healing by following the guidelines below:
- Due to space limitations, only one parent may stay overnight at the bedside with the patient. Brothers and sisters may visit, but are not allowed to stay overnight at the hospital. If more than one family member comes to the hospital, accommodations will need to be located.
- All visitors must register at the main lobby reception desk daily before coming to the in-patient unit.
- Multi-day visitor passes will be issued at the main lobby reception desk for parents or guardians to wear throughout the patient’s stay. Other visitors will be issued passes on a daily basis.
- All visitors must wash their hands when they enter the patient’s room and prior to leaving. Nursing staff can share any additional infection control measures that may be necessary.
- Latex (rubber) balloons are not permitted in the hospital. Patients may receive mylar balloons.
- There is a cafeteria on the first floor, which accepts cash or checks only, where visitors are welcome to buy meals and snacks. Vending machines are available for snacks and drinks 24 hours a day.
- Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is a non-smoking facility.
- Visitors who are sick or exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to stay home.
We realize your presence during your child’s stay at the hospital is very reassuring, so we encourage one parent/guardian to stay at the bedside. We provide a single cot, bed linens and shower facilities for the parent staying. For other family members who would like to stay close to the hospital during your child’s stay, there are several hotels nearby. Call our care management department assistant at 801-536-3665 to receive housing recommendations.