HONOLULU – In another positive sign that its health care facilities are safe, The Queen’s Health System (QHS) announced today that it will begin easing visitor restrictions at its four hospitals effective Wednesday, June 3.
The Queen’s Medical Center, The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oʻahu, Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital and Molokai General Hospital will be allowing one visitor per patient per day with precautions in place to maintain a safe environment. This move follows the safe and successful resumption of non-emergency surgeries, full clinic visits and other outpatient services at QHS facilities across the state last month.
“The work of our caregivers to deliver the safest and highest quality care possible has been nothing short of outstanding,” said Jill Hoggard Green, QHS President and Chief Executive Officer. “Safety is our #1 priority. Our hospitals have implemented safety protocols in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards and are prepared to welcome visitors back. We understand the important role family and friends play in the healing process for patients.”
The following visitor guidelines will be in place:
- Visiting hours will be from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- Visitors must undergo a temperature check and health screening. Those with symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, will not be allowed.
- Visitors must wear a mask and follow physical distancing requirements.
- Each visitor is permitted one entry per day and must remain with the patient.
- Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- For everyone’s safety, visitors are not permitted for patients who are confirmed or under investigation for COVID-19.