Visiting rules Visiting rules
- It is often tiring for patients if they or the patients sharing their room receive too many visitors simultaneously. Accordingly, we would advise you not to receive more than two visitors at a time, preferably for no longer than one hour. Agree your intended visiting time with the patient or contact person. Want to come by outside of visiting hours? This will only be possible if it is necessary and in consultation with the nursing staff.
- We would ask that you let the patient eat in peace during the evening meal. There are also various options for visitors in terms of eating or drinking in the hospital.
- It could be that physicians or nurses come by to see the patient during your visit. They may ask you to wait somewhere else for a while. We hope you will understand and thank you for your cooperation.
- You can use the visitors’ toilets on the nursing ward. The toilet in patients’ rooms is for the exclusive use of patients.
- In order to ensure that the hospital is as pleasant and safe as possible for you and our staff, we have drawn up a number of standards of conduct. Everyone at the UMC Utrecht is required to comply with these.
- We do our utmost to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. You can help us to do so by disinfecting your hands using hand sanitizer when visiting a patient and when you leave. You will find the hand sanitizer dispensers at the entrance to nursing wards and/or patient rooms.
- You can use your cell phone in the UMC Utrecht, but not in places where this will interfere with medical equipment or disturb other people. There are prohibition signs at the entrance to these areas. You are not allowed to use your cell phone on the nursing wards. Accordingly, we would ask you to switch off your cell phone on a nursing ward.
- Smoking is not permitted in the hospital. You can smoke in special smoking shelters outside on the hospital grounds. These locations are clearly indicated.
- With a view to data protection, we only issue information on patients to their next of kin or to the contact person specified by the patient.