GRMC updates visitation policy again after ‘dramatic number of violations’

Guam Regional Medical City (PNC file photo)

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) is rescinding portions of its new visitation policies, released on June 23, 2020. This decision has been made in response to the dramatic number of violations since the new policies were implemented last week, said the hospital.

GRMC said it regrets the need to make this decision but said it must ensure the safety of their patients and staff at all times.

Effective immediately, GRMC will no longer allow visitors to rotate with other people during visitation periods.

This will affect GRMC units in the following way:

Medical Telemetry and Surgical Nursing Units
Inpatients are allowed two visitors during the patient’s one-hour assigned visitation period, but visitors may no longer rotate with other guests during this timeframe. No visitation extensions will be granted.

GRMC reminds inpatient visitors that visitation times are pre-assigned for each room. If visitors do not know the patient’s assigned time, they should contact Customer Relations at 645-5500.

Comfort Care Patients
Patients who are on comfort care will be allowed no more than four visitors a day during visiting hours, which are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Intensive Care Unit
ICU patients are allowed one hour of visitation per day. They may have up to two visitors during that one hour. There are no time extensions or rotation of the two visitors with other people.

Viewing at the morgue is limited to two hours and up to 10 people may attend. Family members will no longer be allowed to alternate with other family members during the viewing period.

GRMC continues to enforce the “no mask, no entry” policy reminds the public that valved masks are not allowed. Visitors will be required to have their temperature taken and may be asked to provide a photo ID.

(GRMC News Release)