Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Visiting a Patient

Visiting Hours & Guidelines

If you’ve ever been hospitalized, you know what it means to have a loved one at the bedside to help you through your ordeal.

Visitors play an important role in our patients’ healing and recovery.

Their presence makes us feel better. It’s also nice to have visitors to provide support in a time of need. RMH encourages your involvement and are providing guidelines for two types of visitors: support people and guests.

Visitor Information for

Support People

Visiting hours flexible

Support people are chosen by the patients to be involved in their care.

They help the patient and participate as a member of the patient's care team.

  • If the patient wishes, support people may stay at the hospital overnight.
  • These visits are pre-arranged with the nurse and with other patients in the room.
  • Support people must still adhere to the guidelines pertaining to all visitors.
Visitor Information for

Guests, Family and Friends

Visiting hours 9am - 9pm

Guests are typically extended family and friends.

  • Please clean your hands before and after visiting a patient.
  • Be respectful of other patients’ privacy and need for rest.
  • Leave when asked by hospital staff (to provide patient care or clean the room).
  • Please supervise small children closely.
  • Visitors who are ill – children included – are asked to reschedule their visit for a time when they are feeling better.
Questions About

Your Loved One's Condition

To designated family liason only

Information concerning a patient’s condition will only be released to family members and only with the patient’s consent.

  • One family member should be designated to act as the liaison between doctors, nursing staff and other family members.
  • If the patient is accepting telephone calls, the calls will be referred to the patient, otherwise, the calls will be directed to the designated family member.

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Please Clean Your Hands

To protect yourself, the people at RMH, and those you love at home, reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands well and often.

Hand washing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of germs.

Wash your hands:

  • Upon entering or exiting the hospital
  • Before and after contact with a patient
  • Before and after eating and drinking
  • After using the restroom
  • After covering a cough or a sneeze

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