The following information relates to visiting of patients in hospital by friends, family and other associates.
Family and friends are encouraged to visit between 1pm and 9pm to allow the patient’s health and personal care needs to be met.
Age of visitors: Children under the age of twelve are permitted only if they are siblings, children, or grandchildren of patients. Children must have adult supervision (other than the patient) at all times.
Visitors’ health: All visitors must be free of infection or communicable diseases. Friends and family with fever, flu-like symptoms, or other symptoms of infection should not visit.
Number of visitors: It is usually best to limit visitors to two at a time, to respect the comfort of all our patients. We encourage families to discuss scheduling their visits, in order not to overwhelm the patient by visiting all at one time. While support from loved ones is important, we also ask that visitors respect the patient’s need for rest. Discuss any unusual visiting circumstances with the patient’s nurse, so that the health care team might accommodate any special arrangements based on the patient’s specific situation.
Support person: The hospital recognizes the health benefits provided by the presence of loved ones while patients are in the hospital. We welcome one designated family member or support person to stay with the patient at any time. This designated support person’s visits would only be limited by the patient’s need for medical care or treatments, rest, privacy, and patient preference. A support person may be a spouse, adult child, parent, close relative, friend, and both different sex and same sex significant others.
No smoking: Visitors are not permitted to smoke while on the Clinic property.
Parking: Parking space is available for visitors outside the clinic at the car owner’s risk.