Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

 

Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

Preparing For Your Stay

Halton Healthcare is committed to ensuring barrier-free access to its patients and their families as well as their visitors at its hospitals. Should you have any concerns during your hospital stay, please speak with your nurse, the nurse in-charge of your patient unit, or the Patient Care Manager.

When you are admitted to the hospital, you or your family are asked a number of questions. We will confirm your name and address, health card number, supplemental health insurance coverage, allergies and special dietary needs. You will be given a hospital identification bracelet that includes this important information. This band will be checked often during your stay.

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What You Will Need

  • Personal Items: You are encouraged to bring your own sleepwear, underwear, bathrobe and slippers, your eyeglasses, contact lenses or a hearing aid, and personal care items such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. A limited selection of personal care items can be purchased at our hospitals.
  • Ontario Health card, Halton Healthcare hospital card and proof of additional insurance coverage, if required.
  • Medications: Bring in your own medications (in their original bottles) and/or a complete list of your medications. This includes a record of your prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications such as vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and any other non-prescription medications - as well as a list of the dosages and the frequency of each medication you are taking.
  • A small amount of pocket money for purchasing items at the gift shop such as newspapers, stamps or stationery.

PLEASE NOTE:  Patients are advised not to bring money or valuables into the hospital.  The hospital does not assume responsibility for patient money or valuables.  Patients choosing to bring them into the hospital do so at their own risk.  It is recognized that patients will have personal items such as clothing, medications and personal support aids with them (e.g., eyeglasses, contact lenses, dentures, hearing aids, mobility aids such as canes, walkers, prostheses or wheelchairs, etc.).  However, the hospital will not assume responsibility for these items if they are damaged or go missing.  Please mark all items with your name. 

    Health card - Halton Healthcare

    What To Leave At Home

    Your Valuables

    Please leave your valuables at home, including cell phones, iPads and laptops. The hospital is not responsible for them while you are here.

    Electrical Appliances, etc.

    Appliances which are not in good working order may present a fire hazard or an electrical hazard. The following personal devices are not permitted in the hospital:

    • Heating devices of any type, such as heating pads or portable heaters
    • Extension cords or power bars
    • Fans
    • Televisions

    All allowable electrical equipment must be checked by our Biomedical Engineering Department to ensure that they are in good working order.

    Halton Healthcare is committed to ensuring barrier-free access to its patients and their families as well as their visitors at its hospitals. Should you have any concerns during your hospital stay, please speak with your nurse, the nurse in-charge of your patient unit, or the Patient Care Manager.

    When you are admitted to the hospital, you or your family are asked a number of questions. We will confirm your name and address, health card number, supplemental health insurance coverage, allergies and special dietary needs. You will be given a hospital identification bracelet that includes this important information. This band will be checked often during your stay.