MMC drops defined visiting hours

Want to visit a family member or friend who is ill at the Maxima Medical Centre? From next month, you will no longer have to stick to defined visiting hours during afternoons!

The hospital at Veldhoven and Eindhoven drops its defined afternoon visiting hours. From next month, visitors can see their loved ones between eleven o’clock in the morning and eight o’clock in the evening.

‘A more flexible period for visitors is more in keeping with modern times,’ says chairman of the board Jan Harm Zulveling. ‘We think it’s important for patients to be able to decide for themselves when they want to receive a visit. We also hope that extended visiting hours will give a family more time to help with care.’

Dropping defined visiting hours is an initiative of the hospital’s Nursing Advisory Council (VAR). A number of nursing departments of the MMC already introduced extended visiting hours, which is much appreciated.

It helps patients to organize their own day better. The idea is also to enable family members to plan their visits to the hospital more flexibly. Family members can visit patients more frequently for shorter periods.

In order to ensure that a patient’s recovery proceeds as smoothly as possible, rules do apply to visits. Visiting guidelines include a maximum of two visitors visiting a patient at the same time and stay no longer than half an hour. Of course, patient care will always come first as well.

 

Source: Studio 040

 

Translator: Kate

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