Pharmaleaders TV
You are here:  / World news / visitation policy of UK goes for a Change!

visitation policy of UK goes for a Change!

LEXINGTON, KY. — UK HealthCare says it has amended its visitation policy for patients due to concerns about the growing number of flu cases reported in the state.


“In response to the increasing number of flu cases in Kentucky, we will be instituting specific visitation measures,” said Dr. Derek Forster, medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at UK HealthCare. “These temporary measures are designed to help protect patients, visitors and staff from exposure to the flu and are in effect at all UK HealthCare inpatient units including University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital.”

The statement says the new restrictions include no visitors under the age of 18, no visitors with any flu-type illnesses and only two visitors per patient at one time. Officials say visitors who are allowed in also might be required to wear protective clothing or masks.

The measures are temporary and exceptions could be made on a case-by-case basis.

“UK HealthCare appreciates everyone’s cooperation as, together, we work to assure the health and safety of our community during this challenging flu season,” Forster said.

Kim Blanton, enterprise director for Infection Prevention and Control at UK HealthCare, urged those who haven’t yet gotten flu shots to do so.

“A flu vaccine is the first and best way to prevent influenza,” she said.

Pharmaleaders is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what’s in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.


Pharmaleaders is India’s first opinion based & research driven bi-monthly magazine & has a decade of relentless reporting in Pharma Journalism in an unbiased, fearless & independent way. Over the last one decade, The Magazine has covered some of the biggest voices in the healthcare Industry. Available both in digital & printed format, Pharmaleaders has emerged out as a leading title in voicing the opinion of the healthcare industry.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked ( required )

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

March 2019
« Feb    
Follow us
Contact us

Network 7 Meadia Group

Plot 5, NS Road No. 12, JVPD, Juhu Scheme, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049.