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Parking at McMaster

For parking information and rates, please click here.

 

Directions to Labour and Delivery:

1. Park near the Red elevators.
2. Take the elevator to the 4th floor.
3. Turn left and follow the signs to Labour and Delivery. 

 

Directions to McMaster - 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

From Toronto

  • QEW to Highway 403 West (to Hamilton)
  • Exit 403 at Main Street West
  • Turn left onto Main Street West at the top of the hill
  • Continue along Main Street West for several blocks McMaster Children's Hospital is located within McMaster University
  • Medical Centre at 1200 Main Street West
  • Turn right into the hospital's driveway and follow signs to parking facilities

From Brantford

  • Highway 403 East (to Hamilton)
  • Exit 403 at Aberdeen Avenue
  • Turn left at the lights at Longwood Avenue (1st set of lights)
  • Turn left onto Main Street West
  • Continue along Main Street West for several blocks
  • McMaster Children's Hospital is located within McMaster University Medical Centre at 1200 Main Street West
  • Turn right into the hospital's driveway and follow signs to parking facilities.
     

From Niagara

  • Take QEW to Hamilton
  • Take the HWY-403 exit toward Hamilton/Brantford
  • Merge onto Provincial Route 403 West
  • Take the Main Street West exit
  • Turn left onto Main Street West
  • McMaster Children's Hospital is located within McMaster University Medical Centre at 1200 Main Street West
  • Turn right into the hospital's driveway and follow signs to parking facilities

 

Visiting the Hospital

Visitors are an important part of patient care. However, we need to limit the number of visitors to help prevent the spread of infection, ensure patient safety and help patients rest and recover.

Here are our guidelines for visiting:

Labour and Delivery Unit
Your partner or support person can be with you in the Labour and Delivery Unit to help and support you through your labour and birth. You may have one other support person with you if you wish during
this time. In some situations it may be necessary to change your support person during labour.

If you plan to have your children with you during labour, discuss this with your doctor or midwife during your pregnancy, before you come to the hospital. Help your children prepare for this experience. Talk with them about where they will go and what they will see and hear. At the hospital there must be an adult, other than your partner or support person, with the children at all times. The hospital does not provide childcare services.

Wards 4B and 4C
Visiting hours are between 11 am and 8 pm. During visiting hours, you can have 2 healthy adult visitors. This includes your partner or support person. Choose the family members and friends who are most important to you to visit you at the hospital. If other people wish to visit, please ask them to visit you at home.

Outside of visiting hours, if you are in a private room, your partner or support person can stay overnight to help you care for your baby. As you need to rest in bed, your partner or support person will sleep in the reclining chair. Please keep this chair away from the door and leave enough room for staff to come in. To stay overnight in your private room, your partner or support person must wear clothes or pajamas. He or she should also bring:

  • a pillow;
  • toiletries;
  • towel and washcloth;
  • food;
  • snacks.

The staff will show your partner or support person the visitor's washroom and shower. He or she must not use a patient's washroom or shower. Your partner or support person can store food in the refrigerator in the dining room on Ward 4C. Please label food containers with your name. Food can also be bought at the cafeteria or Corner Café.

Your baby's siblings may visit during visiting hours, provided a parent or a responsible adult stays with them at all times. No other children are allowed to visit on Ward 4B or 4C.

Important things to remember

  • Exceptions to the visiting guidelines can be made in special situations. Please talk to your doctor, midwife or nurse before coming to the hospital.
  • We ask that your visitors be in good health. If your visitors are not feeling well, please ask them not to visit. This includes symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea or vomiting.
  • Visiting guidelines may change in certain situations. There may be times when no children or only 1 visitor can visit for infection control reasons. When you come to the hospital, please look for our infection control posters.
Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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