Seasonal visitor restrictions begin at Banner Del E. Webb
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 29, 2010) – Effective Jan. 3, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, is implementing visitor restrictions to protect our patients, visitors and employees during this influenza season.
At this time, children ages 12 and under will not be permitted in patient care areas at the hospital. In addition, the hospital discourages any ill persons of any age from visiting.
These restrictions are being put into place because research indicates that children are the main carriers and transmitters of the flu and other respiratory illnesses
Please follow the guidelines below during the restriction period:
- If you have signs of possible flu (runny nose, cough, fever, etc.), please refrain from visiting inpatient care areas.
- Children ages 12 and under are not permitted to visit the patient care areas.
- Hand washing remains a high priority, particularly during flu season. Visitors are asked to wash hands often, as well as before entering a patient’s room and upon leaving. Sinks and waterless hand sanitizer are available on all nursing units and outside patient rooms.
Please note: Visitor restrictions do not apply to public areas such as waiting rooms, lobbies, cafeteria or gift shops.
About Banner Del E.. Webb Medical Center
Banner Del E. Webb is a 404-bed, acute-care hospital offering orthopedic surgery, heart care, emergency care, general surgery, cancer care, obstetrics and gynecology, medical imaging, women’s diagnostic services, outpatient services, rehabilitation and behavioral care. Banner Del E. Webb is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 23 hospitals throughout the West. Supporting Banner Del E. Webb’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. In 2010, Thomson Reuters named Banner Health one of the Top 10 Hospital Systems in the U.S.
Contact: Candace Hoffmann
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