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Policies and safety

Policies and safety

Policies and safety

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston embraces a culture of care that respects the rights, needs and safety of all patients and families. Our professional team will ensure you receive the appropriate education regarding your child’s condition, treatment and ongoing care needs. Patients and families are encouraged to share their questions and concerns with the care teams.

Health precautions

Please notify us within two weeks of the surgery admission date if your child experiences symptoms of infectious illness, including fever, cough, rash, vomiting, diarrhea or any suspected/known exposure to chicken pox, measles or any other contagious disease/condition. Call your care coordinator at 409-770-6998, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Guardian requirements

A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child on the day of admission. If legal guardianship is held by someone other than the biological parent(s), please bring guardianship papers with you to the hospital. If custody is granted to one parent by the courts, a copy of this court order will also be needed for our records. The papers must be in English.

If the patient will be accompanied by someone other than a legal guardian, a notarized permission slip signed by the legal guardian must be presented at the time of appointment check-in.

Nondiscrimination policy

The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. For more information, view our Nondiscrimination Policy.

Tobacco and alcohol free

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston is a tobacco-free campus (including chewing tobacco, vapor and e-cigarette products). The use of alcohol is not allowed on hospital grounds.

   
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