Hospital Visiting Tips
The safety and well being of our patients is our top priority.
You can help keep our patients safe by:
Following hand hygiene instructions when entering the hospital and a patient room. This includes regular use of hand washing stations.
Postponing your visit if you have experienced cold or flu-like symptoms at any time in the past 72 hours.
Keeping a close watch on children for their own safety, the safety of patients and of hospital staff.
Consulting with unit staff before delivering floral arrangements or fruit baskets.
Observing the hospital's scent-free policy.
Respecting hospital staff as they work hard to care for our patients.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Sunday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Family and/or care partner can visit anytime during the day (we may limit the number at the bedside depending on the patient's condition). One care partner may stay 24 hours a day, please let the Nurse know the name of the care partner each day. We encourage family/care partners to attend multidisciplinary rounds (9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.) however we may limit traffic in and out of the unit, during these times.
In-patient Mental Health Unit
Weekdays 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekends 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rehabilitation Unit - A4
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Medicine, Surgery and Geriatrics
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m
At QCH we are committed to providing family centered and supportive care. It is imperative that you are healthy if you are visiting in the Childbirth Centre. Please take a moment and use the self screening tool on all members visiting. If you are unwell, please consider the safety of the new family and do not visit. All children under the age of 12 must have an adult present to supervise them.
It is important to remember that this is a time of healing, growth and learning. As such the needs of mom and baby will always be considered while you are here to visit. You may be asked to step out of the room for a brief time during care.
Who can visit
Mother Baby Unit
Special Care Nursery
Gynecology / Surgery
|Partner or primary support person
|| Any time day or night
|| Any time day or night
||Parents any time day or night
|Grandparents and siblings or new baby
||After delivery of baby, a 15 minute visit, day or night
||10:00 am - 8:00 pm Siblings must be accompanied by an adult.
||10:00 am - 8:00 pm except 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm during report time.
|Friends and family
||No general visiting other than designated support people.
|| 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
||3:00 pm - 8:00 pm except 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm during report time.
|| 11:30 am - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm.|
|Number of people at the bedside
||3 including partner and 2 other support people during labour and delivery. Doulas are an exception as they are part of the healthcare team.
||3 including partner. Please be considerate of other patients in the room when visiting.
||2 including 1 parent with baby bracelet.