so I work in same day surgery / ambulatory care at my hospital. a couple weeks ago infection control told us we couldn't have our bins that we put pt belongings in anymore since it was a risk.
so now we've been giving them to family members to hold onto which works OK. but not everyone has family with them since some people don't even want to come into the hospital right now. so then we put their belongings under the bed which is a recipe for losing something sooner or later.
our coat rack is even getting taken away for the same reason. it's not Winter yet, but people are going to have some big fluffy coats in a couple months here in michigan.
what is your facility doing with belongings for patients that aren't being admitted?