Your Healthcare Team

We take a consistent, coordinated team approach to patient care with patients and their families being integral members of the healthcare team. There are many members of your healthcare team and each has a different role in your care.

If your family physician does not have privileges at the hospital you will be assigned a hospitalist, who is a family physician that directs your care while you are in hospital. 

Patient Care Manager

The Patient Care Manager is responsible for patient care on your unit. If you have any concerns about your care please ask to speak with them.

Some of the other members of the healthcare team you may meet during your stay with us include:

  • Nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Discharge Planner
  • Speech Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist


While in hospital, you may be faced with making difficult treatment decisions for yourself or a family member.  The Ethicist’s role is to help you and your healthcare team explore the ethical aspects of treatment decisions.  To speak with the Ethicist, please ask your nurse or you may call the Ethicist directly at ext. 6165.

Spiritual and Religious Care Providers

Spiritual Care advisors offer spiritual and emotional support to patients of all faith traditions. Spiritual care advisors can be contacted through your nurse.


Halton Healthcare volunteers enhance the quality of care at our hospitals by assisting patients, staff and physicians. Volunteers can be identified by their green vests.