As Littleton Regional Healthcare continues our preparations for a response to the evolving COVID 19 situation, we want to provide our patients and community members a contact number for LRH specific questions related to seeking services or visiting our facility. Please call 603.575.6400 to reach a clinical staff member for discussion.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, announced that 211NH has been mobilized to handle all COVID-19 related calls from New Hampshire residents. All residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1.
If you have other, general questions regarding COVID19 please contact the NH Division of Public Health Services at 603.271.4496 or the VT Department of Health at 802.863.7240, to discuss your questions or concerns.
We want to make you aware that all scheduled appointments and procedures will proceed as follows.
UPDATED VISITOR POLICY
LRH is committed to help prevent further community spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effective today, Monday, March 16th, we have put in place visitor restrictions at Littleton Regional Healthcare for the protection of our patients, visitors and workforce.
The following is an update to restrictions to our visitor policy:
- Limit of one visitor per patient for both inpatient and ambulatory care
- This includes all hospital, ambulatory, clinic appointments, urgent care and emergency department visits
- Visitors will be screened for flu-like or respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath. Any visitor with obvious signs of illness will be asked to kindly leave
- No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed during this time, since young people are potential infectors without necessarily being ill themselves.
Care teams will make exceptions in specific circumstances such as:
- End-of-life care
- Two parents or guardians for each pediatric patient
- Two visitors for each labor and delivery patient
We understand that your family and close friends play an important role in your recovery and realize that these restrictions may cause challenges for our patients and their families. We will work with you to utilize technology to allow for virtual visitations.
PUBLIC USE OF CONFERENCE, CAFETERIA AND COMMUNITY SPACE
We are discontinuing all public use of our cafeteria, conference and community space effective immediately and until future notice. This includes cancelling all events open to the public and/or community groups, as well as LRH sponsored events.
LRH Cafeteria operations for employees have been adjusted to minimize exposures. Thank you all for your understanding and adherence to these temporary restrictions as part of our efforts to keep our patients, visitor and workforce healthy during this time.
RESTRICTING NON-ESSENTIAL VISITORS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
In an effort to be prepared and exercise the utmost caution for the health of our workforce and overall community, Littleton Regional Healthcare is restricting non-essential visitors to LRH. LRH will begin screening everyone entering the LRH building including temperature monitoring, travel questions and symptom identification.
LRH has also temporarily suspended volunteers from their posts at LRH until further notice. We are acting proactively to minimize risk to our patients, hospital staff and the general population. Based on the recommendations of national and state agencies, in addition to the advice of our own healthcare professionals, we have made the decision to cancel or postpone nonessential meetings and events hosted by or scheduled at Littleton Regional Healthcare for the remainder of the month of March. We will reevaluate the situation at the beginning of April to determine if an extension on this measure is required. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. Below is a listing of alternative locations where events/meetings can be scheduled in Littleton. Our hope is that this information can assist you in the interim.
Hampton Inn: 603.444.0025 - Please call Front Desk.
Littleton Opera House: 603.575.5324 - Please contact Sue.
Littleton Community Center: 603.444.5711 - Please call Wendy.
Littleton Elks Lodge: 603.444.5744 - Please call Candy.
LRH is working closely with the NH Division of Public Health Services and the Center for Disease Control and will provide updated information as the situation continues. In the meantime, feel free to monitor the Division of Health and Public Safety website and the CDC website for the most recent updates.
The NH DHHS recommends that all residents take the following precautions to protect themselves and others against this new coronavirus and the many different respiratory viruses:
- Stay at home and avoid places when sick.
- Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
- Wash hands thoroughly.
- Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of a person who is sick.
- Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
For more information on COVID-19, including webinars, health alerts and fact sheets, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.