Visiting Hours and Policies
Visiting hours vary in each unit at University Hospital.
Visiting hours: 6 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Visiting hours: 7 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
After 9:30 p.m., only one visitor is allowed in a patient’s room. The visitor is required to register with security in the Main Lobby to receive a visitor name tag and pass. No children under 12 years of age are allowed in rooms or waiting rooms between 9:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. Children should not be left unattended in the hospital at any time. Emergencies, including hurricanes, may require changes in the visitation schedule.
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Visiting hours: open visitation except from 6–8 a.m. and 6–8 p.m.
Intensive and critical care units observe limited visiting periods due to the level of care needed. These hours are posted in the units, waiting rooms and below. Two members of the immediate family are allowed to visit at one time. Occasionally, an emergency or procedure in the unit may delay the start of visitation. Should this occur, every effort will be made to allow visitation as soon as possible. All visits to the unit must be cleared with the nurse to serve the best interests of all patients. No children under age 12 are allowed in the units.
Personal items should be limited to a minimum to decrease the risk of infection. Live plants or flowers are not permitted. All visitors must wash their hands both before and after visits and observe any other precautions such as wearing a gown, gloves or mask if required.
Burn Intensive Care Unit
Visiting hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and 8:30–9 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Visiting hours: 9–10 a.m., 1–2 p.m., 5–6 p.m. and 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
During pre-operative (preparation for surgery), two visitors are allowed at one time.
During post-operative (recovery from anesthesia), visitors are not allowed until the patient recovers from anesthesia. Patients under the age of 12 may have a parent/guardian present at bedside during recovery.