At Florida Hospital Waterman, we love visitors, and we know that their presence can have tremendously beneficial effects for our patients. In most parts of the hospital, visitors are welcome 24 hours a day, with no designated visiting hours.
We do have some restrictions, however, in the best interests of our patient care: In the Medical and Surgical Patient Care units, and in our Women and Children Unit, visiting hours are restricted to between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day. In addition, please limit the number of visitors to two per patient, especially in our Critical Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care units. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent at all times, and are not allowed in the Critical Care Unit. Finally, we ask that individuals who are sick or may have a contagious illness to avoid the hospital until they are feeling better, and that all of our patients and their visitors be respectful of our other guests and their family members at all times.
For the safety of our patients, all visitors will be asked to sign in and out when entering and leaving the Women and Children Unit. Also, please be advised that any visitor may be asked to step out of a patient's room when he or she is being examined by a physician or undergoing treatments.
If you have any questions about any of our visitation policies, please talk to your nurse. If you would like to call one of our patients directly, simply dial (352) 253-3333, and then when prompted dial 2 and the room number.
Patients who wish to limit their visits can do so by simply alerting their caregiver.