Parking and Visiting Hours

Regarding Masks 


MHC requires all who attend the hospital to wear a mask. Should you arrive with a homemade mask, a surgical mask will be provided for you. Mask wearing is an added step to protect yourself and others. Please visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts for instructions on how to safely use a non-medical mask



For Visitor Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Visitor and Care Partner Allowed Access 

Safety remains our top priority during the pandemic. To ensure the safety of our patients and families, staff and physicians we continue to review and revise our visitor policy, weighing the health and safety of all while also promoting the importance of family presence.


We continue to allow up to two designated care providers for certain patient populations. Effective December 6th, 2021, our visitor policy has changed. Designated care providers and visitors will be required to provide proof of vaccination.  This DOES NOT INCLUDE anyone coming to MHC for care such as Emergency Room services, Physiotherapy, Lab, X-ray etc.


Additional exceptions to the proof of vaccination exist for:


  • Parents/guardians of patients under 18 years of age 
  • Designated Care Partners of patients in labour and delivery 
  • Designated Care Partners and visitors of patients who have a life-threatening emergency or a new life 
  • altering or critical illness diagnosis where family presence is vital for the patient, family, or care team 
  • Designated Care Partners and visitors of patients who are end of life and actively dying with a prognosis of 48 to 72 hours to live 
  • Designated Care Partners accompanying patients with communication, language barriers, physical or 
  • cognitive impairments 
  • All visitors under 12 years of age and not yet eligible for vaccination

Designated Care Partners are more than just visitors.

They are crucial members of the care team and provide essential physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support.

Designated Care Partners are defined as family members or other persons of significance in the life of the patient.

They are designated by the patient or Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) and work with them and the healthcare team to provide care, care planning and decision making.

Designated Care Partners must wear a mask at all times when at the hospital. Should you arrive with a homemade mask, a surgical medical mask will be provided for you.


The following guidelines are in place for Designated Care Partners:


  • Patients with communication, physical or cognitive impairments or those experiencing mental health crisis preventing the appropriate provision of care – Two designated care partners

  • Patients requiring care partner for discharge instructions/training, significant care decisions, disclosure of potentially traumatic test results/prognosis – Two designated care partners.

  • Patients very ill or at risk of imminent death – Four designated care partners and visitors.
    The number of visitors will be mutually agreed upon by both the staff and family. When at all possible only two visitors should be present in the room at one time.

  • Patients having emergency, unscheduled admission – Two designated care partners for one visit.

  • Child or youth – Two designated care partners.

  • Patients giving birth – Two designated care partners.


Care Partners and visitors must also pass screening at the main entrance to enter our buildings.


Patients can still access the Emergency Department 24 hours a day.


If you have questions or concerns please contact a member of the care team by calling 705-368-2300 If you still have questions or concerns that cannot be addressed by your care team, please contact a nurse manager.



The MHC Team thanks you for your understanding.




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!