Visiting and COVID-19

Visitors are not allowed in hospital for the duration of the province-wide lockdown. You may, however, arrange for a virtual visit (see instructions below). Exceptions to restrictions are as follows:  

  • Patients nearing the end-of-life may have two visitors at the bedside at one time and up to four visitors in a day.
  • Those visiting Women & Children Program services (Birthing, Paediatrics, Special Care Nursery, etc.) also have specific conditions (listed below).
  • The Emergency Department does not allow visitors at this time, unless there is an exceptional circumstance (potential loss of life or limb, parents of young children being treated; patients with language barrier or cognitive disability; and at the request of the clinical team)

mandatory masking policy is in effect at Cambridge Memorial Hospital - if you do not have one, a mask will be provided to you. Download this visitor guide for more information. Visitors may not access to hospital common areas (Tim Hortons, courtyard, lounges)

Virtual Visit (Zoom, FaceTime) Request Form. Some benefits of a virtual visit:

  • Screening is not required
  • Appropriate for patients in isolation for COVID precautions
  • Not required to wear mask
  • Can do it from anywhere where you have access to the Internet
  • Bookings are from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in 30-minute time slots
  • Can include multiple people at once

When using Zoom, FaceTime or similar options to connect with your loved one, we ask that you respect those around you and never include anyone in the video event or camera frame without their knowledge or permission.

Partner, support person for a patient giving birth or a parent/legal guardian of a child in hospital 

Instances when visits are not allowed or the visit will be postponed:

  • Emergency Department, unless there is an exceptional circumstance (potential loss of life or limb, parents of young children being treated; patients with language barrier or cognitive disability; at the request of the clinical team)
  • If the patient is COVID positive
  • If the patient is waiting for the results of a COVID swab
  • If the patient is in isolation between COVID swab #1 and COVID swab #2

 

    Parking and Entrance for Visiting:

    You may park in Lot #2 (by the Main Entrance and Emergency). See parking rates and options for longer term parking

    Visitor and staff entrances

    Group content visibility: 

    Public - accessible to all site users