VISITING & VISITING HOURS

VISITING & VISITING HOURS

Care Partner

A care partner is anyone whom you as the patient (or substitute decision maker) determines is significant to their well-being. This is a person whose presence will enhance your stay at the hospital and contribute positively to your overall healing process.

We allow for one care partner at a time, and make provisions for an extra bed, for that person to comfortable while keeping you company. 

Visiting

To inquire where a patient is located please ask for information at the nurses’ station in the hospital area or at the front desk in the main entrance area. When asking for information please let our staff know your name and relationship to the patient. Our staff will then ask the patient for approval for your visit.

Visiting Hours

Family and friends are welcome to visit their loved ones during the day and evening. Visiting privileges are based on the condition of the patient, their care needs and the expressed wishes of each patient.

Regular visiting hours are from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If you can only visit outside of these hours, you can make arrangements with the Nurse in Charge or with the doctor responsible for the patient’s care, provided this does not affect the care of other patients. Mornings are busy with clinical activity and visits during this time is discouraged. Morning visits are only allowed for some patients and prior arrangements must be made with the Nurse in Charge at the nursing station.

From 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. are considered quiet time. Children must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient at all times.

If visiting hours or the number of visitors need to be temporarily adjusted (e.g., infection prevention), this will be communicated to the patient and care partner in a collaborative manner by a member of the care team.

Visiting Guidelines

The following are general guidelines, which may be changed under special circumstances. There may be other visitor guidelines that are unique due to particular health condition of the patient. The care team will explain these to visitors.

  • Only two visitors are to be with a patient at any one time.
  • Visitors under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave a patient’s room to facilitate care. 
  • In the event of an outbreak, visitor restrictions may be put into place to help protect you and our patients.

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