July 23, 2020

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISITORS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS (click here to print the instructions).  

You must indicate your presence as soon as you arrive at the nursing unit before you go to a room. 

When you arrive at the Institute, you must also:

-Perform hand hygiene when entering (and leaving) the hospital, as well as entering and when leaving the rooms.

-Properly wear the procedure mask that is given to you at the entrance at all times during your visit.

-Maintain a physical distance of at least two (2) meters (about 6 feet) at all times.

-Do not bring any objects or food from home. Only personal effects or essentials are allowed, such as underwear, toothbrush, prosthesis, glasses, hearing aid, etc. 

For infection prevention and control, you should also:

-Stay in the room for the duration of the visit.

-Refrain from walking around the hospital (even in the cafeteria).

-Follow the instructions given by the staff.

-Note that visiting rights may be revoked without notice if the regulations in force are not respected. *Everyone's safety is at stake. 

We also remind visitors that:

-Tours end at 8 p.m.

-Only one (1) person at a time is allowed, for a maximum of four (4) different people per 24 hours (special rules may apply to some areas).

-We recommend limiting the duration of the visit to one (1) hour.  Note that for the intensive care unit visits are limited to 30 minutes.

-If necessary, personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn before entering a bedroom.

-Any of these guidelines are subject to modification in specific situations or for humanitarian reasons. *If the traffic turns out to be too high, the ICM may also modulate temporary access to visitors / guides in order to ensure everyone's safety.

The MHI thanks you for your understanding and collaboration!