Unity Point Trinity Regional here in Fort Dodge released the following statement regarding adjustments to their visitor policy. Statement is below.
“We know visitors are very important to a patient’s recovery. We want individuals to be safe while COVID-19 is still in our community. Because of this, as of Monday, July 20, 2020, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center updated our inpatient visitor policy,” shares Troy Martens, Chief Operation Officer, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Additionally, visitors may be allowed for COVID-19 positive, suspected or patients with test results pending, and during certain treatments Each individual patient situation and visitation will be at the discretion of their care team. Visitors for COVID-19 patients will need to follow all PPE requirements and are not allowed to go to other areas of the hospital. Visitors will be assisted with putting on and the removal of PPE by nursing staff as appropriate.
The following UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge visitor restrictions still apply:
o Patients will be allowed one visitor for outpatient surgeries
o The visitor will remain in the patient’s room during surgery.