As of July 1st 2015, Cornwall Community Hospital will no longer be restricting visiting hours. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers.
A: The revised visiting policy is flexible. There are no longer prescribed or restricted hours. Visiting hours are based on the expressed wishes of the patient, unique infection control restrictions or safety issues.
A: Patients should have no more than two visitors at a time.
A: Visitors in the hospital between 20h00 (8 p.m.) and 06h00 hours (6 a.m.) must use the Emergency entrance on the North side of the building.
A: Patients are asked to try and limit visitors to one person if possible. Exceptions are made at the judgment of the care team. Visitors must comply with the Hospital Rights and Responsibilities – disruptive visitors will be asked to leave.
A: As always, visitors who are feeling unwell, have an infection, have symptoms of flu-like or respiratory illness or communicable disease should not visit. Recent reviews show no link between flexible visiting hours and increased infection rates. We do ask that when entering and leaving the hospital you clean your hands using the hand sanitizing gel.
A: Yes, within a patient-centred, family-focused model of care, and with the consent of the patient, the family should be able to stay with the patient and may participate in bedside shift report.
A: We must balance the wishes and needs of all patients in the room. Visiting may be interrupted to provide patient care, to protect the privacy rights of other patients or to maintain safety and security decisions.
A: The condition and care needs of all patients must be considered at all times. Visiting may be interrupted or adjusted to protect the privacy rights of other patients or to maintain safety and security decisions. Security will be notified if the care team requires assistance.
A: You may be asked to leave the room for a number of reasons. Privacy during a procedure, separate physician and staff rounds (in CCU), disrupting other patients/or families could all be reasons why you are asked to leave your loved one's room.
We all want to do what is best for your loved one. This means we need to think about his/her needs.
Mother's partner or support person(s) allowed anytime: maximum two (2) support persons allowed at one time; only one (1) person allowed to stay overnight Maximum two (2) persons including support person at one time Siblings under the age of 13 permitted if accompanied by an adult
ii. Labour and Delivery Suite:
Patient and caregiver experience advisors
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-866-996-0991 (16 years and up)