Family, friends and/or representatives of the patients’ choosing
(partners in care) are encouraged to visit and provide support to
patients during their hospital stay. Beaumont’s guidelines for the
presence of family/partners in care are designed to support a safe,
secure and caring environment that meets our patients’ needs for healing
A waiting lounge is provided outside most patient care areas. There
are no formal visiting hours in pediatrics at our hospitals. Each
hospital has designated quiet times to promote a quiet, healing
environment. The nursing staff and guest services representatives at the
information desk can provide details on designated quiet times.
Children of any age are permitted to visit patients. Visiting
children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult and must not be
sick with fever, upper respiratory infection or other contagious
Family and friends should limit the number of visitors at the bedside
to a number that can be safely accommodated in the patient’s room while
not compromising patient care. This is especially true for semi-private
Your cellular phone can be used in almost all areas of the hospital.
However, certain patient care equipment can malfunction when a cellular
phone is operated within close proximity. You will see a sign if your
phone needs to be turned off because of the possibility of interfering
with this equipment.
For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff who have
allergies, latex (rubber) balloons may not be brought into the hospital.
Mylar (metallic) balloons are welcome. Some nursing units do not permit
balloons or flowers.
Most units have a welcome brochure that explains more about the unit routines and any special visitor instructions.