Hôpital de Gatineau

Hours of Attendance of Visitors: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., everyday

The number of visitors or personal attendants with an inpatient is limited to two simultaneously. Certain particular situations, however, can apply.

  • In maternity, access to children under 12 years accompanied by a parent is permitted between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. only for the baby's sibling;
  • In neonatology, only parents are invited to visit their child at any time;
  • In pediatrics, the presence of a relative is permitted at all times;
  • In intensive care and in coronary care unit, visits are allowed for immediate family members (parents, children, spouse, siblings) or significant other to a maximum of one (1) visitor at a time, 10 minutes every hour between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Visitors must identify themselves at the entrance area and wait for an authorization of the health personnel;
  • At the emergency room and observation, visits are permitted at the following times: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.. The number of visitors and personal attendants is limited to one (1) at a time, for 20 minutes every hour. Other family members and personal attendants must wait in the waiting room;
  • In palliative care, for the terminally ill patient, visits are allowed at any time, for two (2) visitors at a time;
  • In geriatrics and for patients awaiting placement, visits by close relatives or personal attendant are allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m..

Infection Control Measures

  • All visitors not feeling well or having clear signs of infectious disease (fever, cough) should refrain from visiting a hospitalized patient;
  • Visitors should wash their hands upon arrival at the hospital or use alcohol gel without rinsing, available in the lobby, elevators and in different care units;
  • Visitors must comply with the instructions displayed on the doors of rooms in the hospital if that person is placed in isolation to reduce the risk of contamination. Visitors must report to the nurse's care unit at the first visit;
  • Unless exceptional circumstances, children under 12 are not admitted to the hospitalized patients. In particular situations and in discussion with the manager of the ward, the presence of a child under 12 years accompanied by a parent could then be authorized;
  • In some situations where the risk of spread of an infectious disease must be controlled, visits may be restricted or prohibited.

Medical Departments and Services

  • Anatomopathology
  • Anesthesiology-resuscitation
  • Medical Biology
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Hematology
    • Microbiology
  • Surgery
    • Oral and Dental
    • General
  • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Plasty
    • Urology
  • General Practice
    • Family Medicine Unit
  • Specialized Medicine
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics-gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiodiagnostic
    • Medical Imaging
    • Nuclear Medicine
  • Emergency