Your Extended Hospital Stay

What to bring

When preparing to stay with us, there are important items that you must bring with you. These include:

  • Provincial health card - If your health card is about to or has already expired and you have not received a new one in the mail, call 1-800-563-8880.
  • Any private health care insurance information - (Blue Cross, Maritime Medical, etc.)
  • Medication – All of the medications you are currently taking in their original, labeled bottles, including any vitamins and supplements you take. Also bring a list with names of the drugs, dosages, and any special requirements.
  • A list of any known allergies and sensitivities
  • Things to help you get around the hospital – (Glasses, hearing aids, walkers, etc.)

To make your stay with us more comfortable, below is a list of items you may wish to bring. 

  • Toiletries and personal items (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, etc). Please note that the hospital is scent-free, so please do not bring scented deodorants, perfumes, or other personal care items.
  • Slippers, pajamas, and a robe 
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Any reading material you may wish to have with you
  • Pocket money for newspapers, etc.

Please note: We are not responsible for any lost or missing items.

Registration process

Your appointment notice will show where you should register. Please arrive early to make sure you have time to register.    

Giving consent

Patients who need certain types of procedures will be asked to sign a consent form before the procedure. Please read this form carefully. Ask your health care provider if you feel you do not fully understand the procedure or associated risks.

You will also be asked to sign a consent form before release of any specific information related to your condition or your image (photo or video) for legal, promotional or educational purposes.

Going home

There is a discharge time for most patients. We ask that you note this time carefully. Before leaving the hospital, please visit the business office to check for any outstanding fees or payments that need to be made. 

A family member or friend should take you home after your hospital stay. Please make sure you have all of your belongings, as well as any aftercare instructions about your medication, diet, activity, and return appointments. If you are unsure about anything, ask your health care provider before you leave.

Private and Semi-Private Rooms

Answers to some common questions patients and families have about the costs and steps for requesting a semi-private or private room. 
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