Revised Visiting Policy - Effective January 20, 2023

January 20, 2023

Effective January 20, 2023 the Acute Care Unit will allow two (2) visitors to visit the bedside at one time; there will be no designated visitors list.

All other criterion will remain in place:

  • Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Outpatient Clinics/Appointments will allow for one (1) support person with each patient.
  • The Emergency Department will allow children to be accompanied by two (2) support persons; adults will continue to be permitted one (1) support person.
  • The Family Centred Birthing Unit will allow for two (2) support persons.
  • Exceptional circumstances will be managed on a case-by-case basis for palliative patients.
Visiting hours will remain as 11:00am – 7:00pm.

The main entrance will remain closed. HDH will continue to require masks to be worn at all times, including the patient’s bedside, by all individuals entering the hospital. Food and drink are not permitted for visitors. In addition to wearing a mask, all visitors will need to complete and pass the required for COVID-19 self-screening process and wash their hands to ensure a safe hospital experience.