Baptist Hospital Has New Rules For Visitation Due to Swine Flu

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In light of the prevalence of H1N1 in northeast Florida, Baptist Health has further tightened its visitation policy at all five hospitals, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Visitors and staff will also be asked to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of the flu.

Earlier this month, Baptist and all most area hospitals restricted young children and people with fever, sneezing, coughs or other respiratory symptoms from visiting patients. On Tuesday, they restricted visitation to immediate family members.

Sounds sensible. The medical buildings I’ve been in lately have banned children that were not patients.

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    kcduffy said,

    Found out one of my new girls is just over this bug. Late 20’s, knocked her on her can…but she’s a tough little Indian girl from Browning, Montana, so she came through alright…and still feels kinda punky. Saw a young sailor in uniform in the Exchange last week wearing a mask. I’m guessing she was in one of the medical units…

    I think this kind of restriction is reasonable. Thanks for the update, Swampie!

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    swampie said,

    My brother had it earlier this year. He was flat on his back for two weeks. Said he thought he was going to die.

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