I will visit patients

In the current context where Montreal is considered one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing the following measures to ensure the safety of our teams, our patients and visitors. These guidelines were updated on September 29, 2020.

VISITORS:

Visits are prohibited to anyone who has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 (less than 28 days), or who has symptoms (fever, cough, breathing difficulties, sudden loss of smell, severe headache) and recent, sore throat, chills, diarrhea in the last 12 hours, vomiting in the last 12 hours or significant loss of appetite) or having received an isolation instruction.


Only one (1) person is allowed in a 24 hour period; we ask family members to coordinate their visits.
We recommend limiting the duration of the visit as much as possible and not exceeding four (4) hours.
Visits end at 8 p.m.


Visitors can only be received through the main entrance to the MHI.


In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, visits are prohibited for anyone under the age of 18. In critical situations or prolonged hospitalization beyond 7 days, minors are allowed to visit their hospitalized parent. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.


Patients hospitalized on care units with suspected COVID may receive visitors / accompanying persons; personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn before entering the room.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISITORS:

When you arrive at the MHI, you will need to:

  • Take a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and your temperature will be taken.
  • Perform hand hygiene when entering and leaving the hospital, as well as when entering and leaving the visited room;
  • Wear a procedural mask at all times during the visit and make sure it covers your nose and mouth;
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least two (2) meters (approximately 6 feet) at all times;
  • Do not bring any objects (eg: plants, flowers) or food from the house; only essential personal effects are allowed such as underwear, toothbrush, prosthesis, glasses, hearing aid, etc .;
  • Remain in the room for the duration of the visit; do not walk around the hospital, go to the cafeteria or anywhere else in the hospital;
  • Follow the instructions given by the staff, otherwise the visitation rights may be revoked.

Visit to a patient:

Make your presence known as soon as you arrive at the nursing unit in the care unit before going to a room

Visit to a patient at the emergency :

• Considering the many construction works currently underway at the MHI;
• Considering the fact that the emergency is located in temporary facilities;
• Considering that the spaces available in the emergency are small.

Visitors and accompanying persons are not allowed, unless there is a significant language barrier, cognitive impairment, significant visual or hearing impairment, significant loss of autonomy or for humanitarian reasons.

Visit to a patient in the surgical intensive care unit:

  • Visits begin the day after the operation (24 hours after the patient arrives in intensive surgical care);
  • Only one (1) person is allowed over a 24-hour period, by appointment depending on the availability of support resources;
  • We ask that you coordinate the visits and identify a person in your family who will be responsible for making an appointment for the visit by calling the clerk or the assistant head nurse at 514-376-3330 ext. 3365;
  • The maximum duration of the visit is 30 minutes per person;

These directives can be modified in the event of particular situations or for humanitarian reasons. If the traffic turns out to be too high, the MHI can also temporarily modulate access to visitors / accompanying persons, in order to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Visit to an end-of-life patient in palliative care:

  • One (1) to two (2) people at a time, for a maximum of four (4) different people per 24 hours
  • Significant people identified by the user are favored.

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS:

Accompanying persons are not allowed (clinic, research, emergency or examination in diagnostic areas), unless there is a significant language barrier, cognitive impairment, significant visual or hearing deficit, loss of hearing. autonomy or for humanitarian reasons.


All of these guidelines can be modified in specific situations or for humanitarian reasons. If the traffic turns out to be too high, the MHI can also temporarily modulate access to visitors / accompanying persons, in order to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

The right to visit can be revoked without notice if the instructions in force are not respected. Everyone's safety is at stake.

Thank you for your cooperation.