Visiting Hours

Visits from family and friends are important to our patients during their hospital stay and can be good medicine for your recovery process. To support you, we have an open visiting policy, based on your preferences and wishes. Open visiting means that patient visiting is allowed at any time, unless there are medical reasons preventing it.

Quiet time is also important to your recovery. Some units have designated quiet time during the day. During these times, you are encouraged to rest. Visitors may stay during this time if you wish.

To protect your improving health, people with colds, sore throats or any contagious illness should delay visiting until they are well. We ask that visitors be considerate of others, speak quietly, silence electronic devices and avoid any unnecessary noise.

Some patient units have special visiting hours or requirements for visiting including:

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Before visiting, visitors are asked if they have been exposed to any communicable diseases that may put our patients at risk. Examples include chicken pox, measles, whooping cough/pertussis, tuberculosis, head lice/scabies, fever/cough
  • Visitors must be accompanied by at least one parent of the infant
  • Children under the age of 16 may visit if they are a sibling of the infant

Maternity and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

  • Before visiting, visitors are asked if they have been exposed to any communicable diseases that may put our patients at risk. Examples include chicken pox, measles, whooping cough/pertussis, tuberculosis, head lice/scabies, fever/cough
  • All visitors will be asked to clean their hands with alcohol foam soap prior to entering the unit