Patients & Visitors

Effective March 13, 2020 we are restricting visitations within Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital. All routine visits are being suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is no longer a threat to our patients, staff, and community. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we must take extra steps to protect our patients, staff, visitors, and the community.

The decision to restrict visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness schools, houses of worship, and other venues restrict gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the exceptions listed below. Please note, in all cases a visitor will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath). Additionally, children under the age of 16 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.

Exceptions include:

  • Patients who are at the end-of-life may have one visitor.
  • Patients who are minor children may have one visitor.
  • Patients that need assistance making medical decisions may have one visitor.
  • Patients that require assistance on a daily basis for daily living tasks may have one visitor.
  • Any other exceptions must be extraordinary and require charge nurse approval.  Visitors allowed must stay in the patient's room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the Hospital.

Visitors allowed must stay in the patient's room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the Hospital.
 
Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.
 
We appreciate your understanding. Our goal is to protect your loved ones,all patients and our staff.