Parking and Visiting Hours

Regarding Masks 

 

MHC is asking all members of the public that attend the hospital to wear a non-medical mask (for example, a homemade cloth mask or face covering) as an added step to protect others.  People are being encouraged to bring face coverings from home in order to not deplete the hospitals supply of PPE.  Please visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts for instructions on how to safely use a non-medical mask https://www.phsd.ca/health-topics-programs/diseases-infections/coronavirus/guidance-for-wearing-non-medical-masks

 

 

For Visitor Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) is limiting visitors to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19. Visitors will not be permitted at MHC during the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice. This includes family members or companions accompanying patients to appointments or procedures. Some exceptions will be allowed under certain circumstances. If a visitor or support person is allowed based on the list below, they must be screened prior to entry.  Visitors displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted into the hospital.

 

Patients with Unique Care Needs

For patients with unique care needs that require the presence of a Substitute Decision Maker or Special Support person, exceptions will be made in all departments on a case by case basis. 

 

Emergency Department

No visitors will be permitted in the Emergency department except under specific circumstances:  pediatrics, developmental delay, decreased capacity, or those in serious condition. Under these circumstances, visitors will be determined on a case by case basis and will be limited to 1 to 2 people. 

 

Chemotherapy

No visitors will be permitted. Chemotherapy patients that require assistance getting to the chemotherapy room will be escorted by a nurse. 

 

Inpatient Unit

No visitors will be permitted in the department except under specific circumstances, and by prior approval of the care team.

The exceptions are: 

  • Labour and Delivery: 2 designated support persons. Support persons must screen negative prior to entry. Support persons must remain consistent throughout the hospital stay. Should the support person(s) choose to leave the hospital during the stay, they will not be permitted to return.

  • Hospice Suites and End-of-Life Care: 1 designated visitor permitted at a time. The list of designated visitors will be limited to 3 unique visitors. 

  • Pediatrics: 1 designated support person at a time. The list of designated support persons will be limited to 2 unique visitors. The designated support person(s) would ideally be able to provide legal consent for treatment decisions.  

  • Family Teaching: Family caregivers requiring training to continue caring for the patient at home will be permitted to visit at designated times.

 

The MHC Team thanks you for your understanding.

 

Parking

 

There is no cost to park at either the Mindemoya or Little Current sites of Manitoulin Health Centre.

 

Manitoulin Health Centre welcomes visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily

 

  • In consideration of other resting patients and care requirements, visitors are limited to two visitors per patients at one time.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and be supervised at all times.
  • Visiting patients in the Emergency Department (ED) is determined by the ED staff.
  • Please check with the nursing staff to discuss visiting options for special care areas such as Labour and Delivery and the Hospice Suite.
  • If patients require additional rest or are undergoing a procedure, visiting may be restricted.
  • If you see signage outside a patient’s room indicating that precautions must be taken, please speak to a nurse before entering the room. This is to protect both you and the patient.

 

These visiting guidelines are intended to provide our patients with privacy and the time that they need to rest and to heal, and to help us reduce the risk of infection.

 

The main entrance at both sites will be locked between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

 

Visitor restrictions will continue to be implemented in specific circumstances such as an outbreak or emergency situations.

 

Barrier free washrooms are available for your use in the main corridors at each site.

 

It is important to clean your hands before and after visiting. Please use the hand sanitizer solution provided in hallways, patient rooms and main entrances.

 

MHC is a scent aware facility. Please limit the use of scents prior to visiting as some staff, patients, and visitors are sensitive to scents.

 

We look forward to your visit!