Visiting Hours

We encourage you to visit your family, however, the following guidelines will help us to provide the best possible care.

  • Visiting hours are flexible and are determined based on the individual needs of each patient and their family. Please speak to the nurse at the bedside to discuss your visiting plans and needs. By discussing your visiting needs with the bedside nurse, patient care can be coordinated to better meet your family needs.

  • Please be aware that there will be times when visiting restrictions become necessary due to patient care activities. Patients may be away for test, may be undergoing a sterile procedure or receive care that requires privacy. Please be patient as we try to balance patient care needs with the needs of our families.

  • Please check in with the unit clerk or volunteer (if on duty) before each visit. This is important to ensure that the privacy of each patient is respected. 

  • If you are ill, please speak to the nurse prior to visiting. You should refrain from visiting if you are unwell.

  • Nursing shift change occurs between 0630 and 0730 every morning and evening. This is an important period where nurses are focused on the exchange of critical information and perform their initial patient assessments, Please speak to your family member’s nurse in advance regarding visiting during this time period.

Hand Hygiene is Important!

Handwashing before and after each visit is important.

Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is important! please ensure you wash your hand before and after each visit. Waterless handcleaner is available throughout the unit. Rub this product vigorously into the hands. It is better at killing germs than handwashing with soap and water.

 

 

 

 

Last Update: October 23, 2014

LHSCPatients, Families & Visitors

Last Updated October 23, 2014 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada