Hamilton Health Sciences
Patients / Visitors

Patients & Visitors

Stop the spread of infection

  1. Use proper hand hygiene with hand sanitizer or soap and warm water

  2. Cover your cough

  3. Clean or disinfect equipment and surfaces

  4. Do not visit others if you are feeling unwell

  5. Keep your children home from school if they are feeling unwell

Hand washing
When done correctly, hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as colds and flu.

Visiting Hours



Number of Visitors per patient at a time

Current visiting hours

11:00 a.m -8:00p.m.

Two (2)

Emergency Department

24 hours, seven days a week

Patients may be accompanied by one (1) support person, two parents may accompany pediatric patients

ICU Patients

24 hours, seven days a week

Unrestricted, please call the ICU in which your loved one is a patient for more information at (905) 521-2100

Visitor Guidelines and Philosophy

For the well being of our patients, please follow these guidelines.

Hamilton Health Sciences recognizes that family members and significant others contribute to a positive patient experience and positive health outcomes. We know that visitors are important to our patients but we must all do our part to keep the hospital safe by preventing the spread of infectious disease.

Therefore, we ask that only significant family members and friends of our patients visit them while they are in our hospital. Visitors who are not close family members or friends are asked to refrain from visiting. Instead we encourage you to show you care in other ways, such as sending cards or letters, phoning the patient, or delaying your visit until the patient goes home.

We encourage patients and their families to co-ordinate visiting schedules and discourage visitors who are not significant family members or friends.  

For more information on visiting your loved one, please call (905) 521-2100 to be connected to a specific unit. 


  • Before you visit, check with the patient's family or call the hospital to ensure that the patient is able to see you.  Except in special circumstances, we recommend that only close family members or close friends visit our patients.
  • Visit only if you are feeling well and wash your hands when you arrive at the hospital.
  • Be considerate of the needs of our patients. Leave if the patient you are visiting is tired or if he or she needs special nursing care or treatment.  Be respectful of other patients, especially those who share the room where you are visiting.
Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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