Visiting hours are open. Family and friends can visit patients at any time as decided by the patient and based on their care needs.
Visitor Guidelines and Philosophy
Hamilton Health Sciences recognizes that family and friends play an important role during a patient’s hospital stay and can contribute to a positive patient experience and positive health outcomes. That’s why Hamilton Health Sciences does not have specific visiting hours.
For the safety and well-being of everyone in the hospital, there are some general guidelines that we ask you to follow:
Visitors are reminded to be respectful of the privacy and considerations of other patients and families in close proximity or who share the same patient room. There may be times when the care team needs to limit the number of visitors.
Information for our visitors
Did you know that the main way germs can spread is through hand contact?
That’s why hand washing, when done correctly, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, such as colds and flu. Visitors are reminded to regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water, especially after eating, coughing, sneezing and using the washroom.
Hamilton Health Sciences has provided hand sanitizer for visitor use throughout our hospitals. Please use this often during your visit. Remember to make sure your hands are dry after applying the sanitizer before you touch anything.
Another important way to limit the spread of germs is by not bringing them into the hospital. We recognize the important role that family plays in a patient’s experience and well being. However, please do not visit if you feel unwell or have symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, or a new rash.
For more information about hand washing and how you can stop the spread of infection, please check out the Ontario Hospital Association’s "Clean Hands Protect Lives" campaign.
If you have specific questions, please contact the hospital unit you plan to visit.