To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, limited visitation has been implemented in all Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinic facilities.
Patients may have 1 healthy adult visitor (those not experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache or tiredness, for example) during the restriction period. Visitors under the age of 12 will not be allowed in patient care areas of the hospital.
Anyone entering the Emergency Department with flu or cold symptoms will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth.
Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinics offer “flu prevention stations” which include hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of the flu virus. Visitors and patients also are asked to cover coughs or sneezes by coughing into a shirt sleeve.
Proper hand hygiene before and after patient contact can help prevent spreading the flu virus. Visitors and patients should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is the preferred method unless otherwise indicated.
We understand this will eventually be challenging, but we’re committed to take the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, our health care workers and the community.