Stop denying families access to Covid patients

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Cynthia Johnson
Oct 14, 2021
If the masks we're still required to wear at many places truly work, then masking up should be ALL that's required to allow loved ones to see patients. That and hand sanitizer. Anything else is just useless and heartless theater. Enough is enough.

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Leia Causey
Oct 14, 2021
I am a RN and I have worked with Covid patients. My hospital does allow visitors for patients dying with Covid as should all hospitals. I can’t imagine not being there for my family member for their sake and mine.

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Maria Bacarisa
Oct 14, 2021
My mom lost 15 lbs in 1 week when she was admitted in the hospital because I wasn’t there to feed her. She has dementia and is dependent on others to feed her. Even the nurses said that they don’t agree with the COVID visitor restrictions.

I also know another dementia patient who stopped eating and drinking while she was in the hospital. Unfortunately, she passed away consequently

COVID-19 isn't killing our elderly, it’s these inhumane policies that are killing them!

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cheryl merritt
Oct 13, 2021
I was told to leave Baptist Medical Center just after he was diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor that killed him in 1 week, and only 2 1/2 weeks after my mom, his wife, also passed. I left, with my dad, after I was threatened with security. Nurses refused to help me get him in a wheelchair even though he could not walk or use his legs. My parents needed me to speak and advocate for them as they were elderly with dementia. My Nextdoor neighbor also died alone with COVID at Ascension Riverside in January.

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Faridha Ismail
Oct 3, 2021
It is hard and the most pathetic thing to leave our dear ones

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Erin Carroll
Oct 3, 2021
My husband was in the hospital multiple times last year with MRSA complications and the longest being 2 months after emergency spinal reconstruction. My son and I weren’t allowed to see him unless he was ok enough to video chat us. Nurses were overwhelmed and barely had time to take calls for updates. He was alone, scared and treated poorly because he was all of the above and in pain and no one would answer his questions or help explain things to him. He would try to video call or even call when a doctor came in the room so I could hear what was going on, and the doctor either refused to talk with me on the phone or was nasty. The hospital refused to do anything to allow us to see him even as he was more mobile….we even offered to see him for 5 minutes through a downstairs window and they refused to make any accommodations. My husband is suffering ptsd from this experience as is my 8 year old son with autism. There needs to be change!

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Michael Schartz
Sep 30, 2021
Who ever says family members Can’t be with hospitalized family members no matter what the illness is, is a heartless nazi POS

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Melissa Pyle
Sep 26, 2021
I’m signing because I know how important it is to be with a loved one in the hospital. Everyone should have the right to say goodbye!

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Gloria Collett
Sep 25, 2021
Family counts

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Nikki Gullett
Sep 22, 2021
No loved one should ever have to die alone. And for us survivors, losing someone you love and not being with them in their final days, is the most heartbreaking grief you can imagine. This world needs to set rules aside and remember the human heart above all things. We need each other, period.