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Visitor Advisory: Visitation Discouraged at all Lifespan Hospitals
In light of local cases of COVID-19, Lifespan hospital officials are now strongly discouraging any patient visitation. This includes family/friends accompanying those who come to our hospitals’ emergency departments. We are making this effort to minimize traffic in our patient care areas out of an abundance of caution.
Family members and friends are welcome to visit with patients at Newport Hospital. Each nursing unit has guidelines for visiting hours, outlined below, which may be amended according to the patient's wishes and condition. Please check with a nurse for visits from children under the age of 12.
For reasons of infection control, we do not allow flowers, fruit baskets or balloons in the Intensive Care Unit. We ask that visitors not bring food or drink into patient rooms, but you are welcome to enjoy them in the visitors' waiting room.
Families and significant others who are involved in treatment may visit at any time.
Birthing partners, siblings and grandparents may visit at any time. We ask visitors to please check in at the nurses' station.
Visitors are at the patient's request. No visitors under the age of 12 without the express permission of the treatment team.
The Newport Hospital campus is smoke free. Newport Hospital is committed to promoting the good health of our employees and patients. Passive smoke is detrimental to health, so our policy designates the entire Newport Hospital campus--both inside and outside the hospital--as smoke free. If you are a smoker and would like to quit, please call 1-800-TRY-TO-STOP (1-800-879-8678).
Newport Hospital does not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.