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 and recovery.

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 conditions.

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 rooms.

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.