Visitor Information

At Bristol Hospital we recognize the importance of support from family, loved ones and friends in the patient’s recovery process. Bristol Hospital’s visiting hours have been established to be as convenient as possible for family and friends, while providing appropriate time for patients to receive care and recover. The following are guidelines. Please know that they may be modified at any time based on specific patient needs.

Bristol Hospital ensures that all visitors enjoy visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences. Patients (or support person where appropriate) have the right to receive the visitors whom he or she designates, including, but not limited to a spouse (including a same-sex spouse), a domestic partner (including a same sex domestic partner), another family member (including same-sex parents), or a friend.

Visitor Provisions

  • Visitors of Bristol Hospital shall comply with all reasonable requirements imposed by the hospital to minimize the potential spread of infection and ensure safety for our patients, visitors, and staff. This includes the use of hand sanitizer upon entry of our organization, wearing of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which include the requirement of wearing a mask over their nose and mouth at all times. Those that do not follow these provisions will be asked to leave.
  • All visitors need to be 18 years of age or older.
  • For those wishing to send items to a patient, we will accept flowers, cards and mylar balloons (no latex).

Families are First Birthing Center

  • Visiting hours are currently 11 am – 8 pm.
  • Each patient is allowed one support person (e.g. husband, significant other, family) for unlimited visiting
  • Patients are allowed to have other support during labor but after delivery the regular visiting hours apply
  • Other visitors are allowed after the initial postpartum period (recovery and the golden hour)

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