In the NICU where my son was, parents and grandparents could visit anytime they wanted to with the exception of shift change. At 630pm you were asked to leave the unit and you could return at 715p; the same for the AM shift.
You had to do a scrub.
Visitors other than P/GP had to be with a parent.
Over the phone info was given to anyone that had the pass code #. In our case, I had it, my husband had it, and my mom had it.
I remember telling one of Marc's nurses to please tell my dad everything she could. She remarked that had I not asked her to do this she wouldn't have. Only thing is I couldn't go see Marc that day and my dad could *i was sick*
I remember going to see Marc at 230am because my husband finally got up the nerve to see and talk to him. They never blinked an eye.
The night he was born my dad and mom were the first to see him in the NICU.
I also remember them closing the unit one day *it was closed @ 30mins* for the privacy of a family that lost their child. I never blinked an eye at this. I know *I* would want privacy and wanted to give it as well.
how insensitive those parents were!!!!!!