ACUTE CARE

The NSHN Blind River site Acute care is a 16 bed unit with 24/7 service intended to provide total care to patients admitted to the hospital.  We have both private and semi-private rooms including two critical care rooms and a palliative room. Our team is a combination of full and part time RPN’s, RN’s, and on site physicians who are trained in the field of medicine in order to provide a full range of treatment and care. Updated equipment and techniques allow our nurses and physicians to provide the best treatment possible helping you to recover. Our dedication has resulted in a patient satisfaction rate of 99%!

In order to increase your comfort during your stay we offer access to telephones, televisions and wireless internet. There is no cost for a telephone for local calls.  If a patient on Acute Care would like to make a long distance call, a calling card is needed. Television rentals can be made at the admitting desk and internet is free of charge. 

Visitors are permitted to visit between the hours of 11:00 am and 8:00 pm where they can also enjoy our sitting room with books, a television and a quiet room for families to gather. We ask that there are no more than two visitors at a time per patient. If you are visiting someone in Acute Care please refrain from bringing the following items:

  • Large sums of money
  • Jewelry or items of sentimental value
  • Non-prescription drugs or alcohol
  • Balloon or Latex products

Although, we do encourage you to bring the following approved items:

  • Sleep attire, robe, slippers
  • Personal hygiene items such as toothbrush, soap, and shampoo
  • Lip balm and skin cream
  • Small amounts of money for newspapers, magazines, toiletries, ect.

During a flu outbreak visitors to the affected Unit will be restricted. Information to that effect will be available to you by calling ahead. If you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms, please no not visit as you are at risk of spreading the illness to residents.