Visiting a Patient

Visiting hours are flexible, however, after 11:00 am would be appreciated. If visiting extends past 8:30 pm, please inform the nurse of your arrival and departure.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to visit. Please use proper discretion when visiting residents in their room, keeping in mind the noise element so as not to disturb other residents.

Family members and visitors may be asked not to visit during an infectious disease outbreak or when residents on the unit are ill. The purpose is to protect you and your family from the illness, and to limit the spread of the illness.

Family members and visitors should also not visit if they are experiencing colds, fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Children exposed to chickenpox are advised not to visit. Patients are vulnerable to these infections. 

Do not visit the hospital if you are sick or have been sick in the last week, this includes but is not limited to:

  • fever
  • new or unexplained cough
  • unexplained shortness of breath
  • diarrhea or vomiting
  • runny nose/sneezing
  • rash