Inpatient Unit

The purpose of this unit is to assist individuals who are experiencing difficulty in managing their life situation because of chronic illness. The Unit is designed to promote and optimize independence. Health Care professionals from many disciplines including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dietetics, mental health, nursing and physicians are available to work with the patient and his/her family. As a team, the patient, family and health care professionals assess strengths and care needs to formulate a realistic plan for treatment and future expectations.

What to Bring

If you will be staying in the hospital for one of two nights, you should bring your own toiletries such as soap, towel, shampoo, toothbrush, comb and a razor. You may also bring sleepwear, books and magazines. Talk to your doctor about anything else you may need based on the nature of your visit before coming to the hospital.

Bring Along:

  • Ontario Health Card
  • All your current medications
  • Insurance coverage information (with the name, address and telephone number of your insurance company)
  • Major credit card for services not covered by OHIP, telephone or television charges
  • Small change for newspapers, magazines

Leave at Home:

  • Valuables such as rings, watches, jewellery
  • Large sums of money
  • Larger-sized, plug in electrical equipment

Services including television and telephones are available. Telephones are available at each bedside by request.

The process of assessment is ongoing through your stay in the Unit. Your input and that of your family is important and is especially critical in planning for discharge. Staff is available to assist you and your family in arranging support services in the home as well as providing information regarding other specialized needs.