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Published on June 30, 2020

Wayne UNC Health Care Updates Visitor Policy

Patients to be Allowed One Visitor

Goldsboro, NC, June 30—Wayne UNC Health Care will update the visitor policy effective Wednesday, July 1. Each patient will be allowed one designated, screened visitor in most inpatient areas. Patients under COVID-19 investigation or COVID positive may not have any visitors unless approved for visitation due to end of life care.

“Wayne UNC Health Care is committed to a safe, healing environment for patients,” said Janie Jaberg, Wayne UNC Health Care President & CEO. “We understand the important role visitors and family members play in the health and well-being of our patients, as they heal.”

The new visitor policy supports Wayne UNC’s efforts to protect patients, teammates and visitors, while giving patients the human connection they need with their loved ones. As the health system and hospitals throughout the country grow in their understanding of the virus, Wayne UNC has been able to develop cleaning and other protocols to help keep teammates, patients and visitors to the campus safe.

Tougher visitor restrictions were implemented in March, when the pandemic first hit Wayne and surrounding counties. Wayne UNC may make further updates to our visitor policies in the future, as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Visitors to Wayne UNC must:

  • Wear a hospital provided mask at all times while in the facility.
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Pass a health screening
  • Have no cold or flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

“We also encourage patients’ loved ones to use electronic communication for “virtual visitation,” like Face Time and Skype, in place of in-person visitation wherever possible. For more information on the updated visitor policy and Wayne UNC’s commitment to keeping patients safe, please visit wayneunc.org.

About Wayne UNC Health Care

At Wayne UNC Health Care, our Mission is Patients First. Quality Health Care. Close to Home. Part of the UNC Health Care’s integrated network of primary and specialty providers, clinical programs and hospitals, WUNC’s teammates and physicians provide comprehensive medical services ranging from cancer care to surgery to women’s health.

For more information, please contact Brittani Schultze-Gardner by email or phone at 919-731-6297.

Visiting Hours have changed in response to COVID-19

To minimize COVID-19 exposure and keep patients, visitors and our care team safe, our visitor policy and visiting hours have changed.

Intensive Care Unit
3:00 - 6:00 PM

All Other Inpatient Areas
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Doors to the main lobby will close at 7:30 PM.

Media Contact

For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Cale Grady
Director, Post Acute Services
919-587-4792
cale.grady@unchealth.unc.edu

What To Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click the purple Coronavirus Help tab on the bottom of unchealthcare.org

This will bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider.

Do not go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care without first determining if further medical screening is necessary.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

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