A dying grandfather had his last wish granted when a hospital relaxed its normal infection controls so his dog could be bought to see him one last time. To stop the possible spread of infection, animals are allowed into hospitals only under very rare circumstances.
Source: Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time
I understand the reasons for the rules, and yet I’m thrilled whenever I see that they’ve been broken (or bent) for situations like this. Our pets mean so much to us, it’s wonderful to see that recognized.
Carolyn Levant-Lee says
The healing effect that dogs have far outweighs the risk of infection. It could be stipulated that a dog be bathed just before the visit. Nosocomial infections are far more frequent in hospital situations than the risk of being infected by a dog.