June 01, 2020
The Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association has confirmed that the hospitals will make an exception to their visitation policies to allow one person to accompany patients with DD and who require support! If a staff member is told they cannot accompany the patient, the staff member should request to speak to either the Nursing Supervisor or the Administrator On-Call.
If there are additional barriers, please let me know immediately. Please include enough information , but do not include and PHI:
- the name/location of the hospital,
- date and time,
- description of the circumstances, and
- the attempts made to resolve the issue
This is a wonderful step forward as we all cope with the “new normal!” We thank, Jennifer Wicker, VHHA, and her members for their support!