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Support your loved one in their recovery

Having a loved one in the hospital can be just as emotional and stressful for family and friends as it can be for the patient. We encourage the family and friends of our patients to come and visit them in the hospital because you are an important part of their recovery. 

In this section, you will find general information to help prepare you for your experience as a family member or friend of a hospital patient.

How do I get there?

The contact information for our hospitals is listed in the directory. Just enter the name of the hospital you are visiting into the search engine to pull up the listing.

What are the visiting hours?

Visiting hours vary from hospital to hospital. Review the visiting guidelines or search for a hospital in the directory to find specific facility visiting hours. Just enter the name of the hospital you are visiting to pull up the listing - visiting hours are listed in the contact information.

Send well wishes to friends and family in hospital

Our Ewishes program is a free service that allows you to stay in touch with patients in hospital. Visit the Ewishes page to learn more.

Smoke free environment

We are pleased to provide a smoke free environment for our patients, residents, clients, and visitors. Our Smoke Free Policy restricts smoking on Interior Health property.

Scent free environment

For the comfort of our patients, families, and staff, we encourage a scent free environment. Please avoid the use of perfume, cologne, and other heavily-scented products while visiting our sites.

Help us fight the flu

This year, visitors are requested to have had a flu shot or wear a mask when visiting patients during the flu season (from the beginning of December to the end of March). By following this policy, you will help to protect your loved ones – the people you are visiting – from getting a potentially serious illness. For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.


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