Visiting at the IHB

Visiting hours on the patient wards are from 10AM-9PM daily, with the exception of patients located in the ICU or Neonatal ICU where special hours are maintained, detailed below. 

Visitor Guidelines

•Please limit to two visitors per patient. One person can be allowed to stay in the room with the patient overnight.
•Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit patients unless accompanied by an adult, unless otherwise approved by the nurse manager.
•Visiting hours may be suspended for critical situations in the Emergency Department or the Intensive Care Units.
•The admitting physician may limit or expand the number of visitors for individual patients as deemed medically necessary.
Labor & Delivery - Pre-delivery (First Floor)
•One birthing partner per patient.
•In the event of an emergency, all visitors will be asked to wait outside the Labor & Delivery Unit.
•No children under the age of 16 will be allowed in the labor room pre-delivery.
Labor & Delivery - Post-delivery (First Floor)
•Grandparents and siblings of the infant are permitted within the first-hour post delivery.
•Siblings under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: NICU (First Floor)
•Parents of the baby are permitted at any time.
•No more than two people will be allowed per patient
•Siblings will be allowed to visit at the bedside with a parent for 10 to 15 minutes only and must remain with the adult at the bedside throughout the visit.
•All visitors with a respiratory tract infection, rash or infected lesion of hand and/or face will not be allowed to visit the NICU. All visitors with a communicable disease may not visit the NICU until the infection is no longer communicable.
•Febrile mothers without a specific identified site of infection may visit in the NICU pending approval of their obstetrician and the neonatologist.
Intensive Care Unit: ICU (First Floor)
•One visitor per patient at any one time.
•Visiting hours are from 11am-12 noon, and from 6pm-7pm daily.