Waterbury Hospital Issues Visitor Restrictions
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Sunday, March 15, 2020 Contact: Lauresha Xhihani
As the number of Coronavirus cases increases in the state, Waterbury Hospital officials have decided to allow no visitors on the premises in order to protect patients and employees.
Effective, Sunday, March 15, at 8 pm. Waterbury Hospital is closed to visitors with the exception of compassionate care visits. We are allowing only one visitor for: Labor and Delivery and Outpatient Surgery.
The hospital continues to test patients for the virus at its drive through Coronavirus Sampling Station and is expecting the number of patients with Coronavirus in the state to increase.
“As the coronavirus infection becomes more prominent in our community, we need to take additional steps to protect our patients, staff and our visitors.” said Dr. Justin Lundbye, chief medical officer.
For more information about Coronavirus, hospital preparedness and visitor restrictions, please visit: https://www.waterburyhospital.org/coronavirus/.
About Waterbury HEALTH
Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.