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.
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. Please check with staff on the specific unit for details; however, below are some general guidelines to follow when visiting a patient.
Do not visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell (for example, have a cold or flu) or have been near someone else who is ill. We want our patients to have every chance to get well
Wash your hands or use available alcohol-based liquid/foam hand sanitizers before and after visiting a person in hospital
Only two visitors should visit at a time
Visitors must leave the room if asked to by the patient or staff, if nursing or medical care is to be given
Our Smoke Free Policy restricts smoking on Interior Health property. We are pleased to provide a smoke free environment for our patients, residents, clients, and visitors
We encourage a scent free environment for the comfort of our patients, families, and staff
Please avoid the use of perfume, cologne, and other heavily scented products while visiting our hospitals
This year, visitors are requested to have had an influenza (flu) vaccine 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.