Visiting Hours During COVID-19
To keep our patients, staff and community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our visitor policy. We understand how difficult these changes are for our patients, as well as their loved ones, and we appreciate your understanding and support.
See Current Visitor Policy
Normal Visitor Policy, For Reference Only
We understand the important role that support from family, loved ones, and friends plays in the recovery process. At Middlesex Hospital, visitors are:
- encouraged to see patients between 10 am and 8 pm
- limited to two (2) at a time
As our first objective is to ensure the best possible care for our patients, decisions concerning visitors will be jointly made by the patient’s caregiver and by the patient.
Pregnancy & Birth Center
We encourage families and friends to respect each new mom's need for rest and privacy by keeping visitations brief. Visitation is based on "mom's choice" and is encouraged between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm.
Each day from 2 pm–4 pm, the Pregnancy & Birth Center has "Quiet Time." This allows new parents to rest and bond with their new baby. During these hours, the unit does not allow any visitors–other than the primary support person—at the bedside.
Friends and family who have a cold, flu, other viral infection or recent exposure to chickenpox should not visit at any time.
There are also special visitation policies for the CCU/IMCU and the Inpatient Behavioral Health & Crisis Unit. Please call ahead or speak to your loved one's caregiver for the visitation policy on these units.