Update on Visiting During Covid
In order to protect our patients and staff, visiting is restricted to immediate family members of critically ill patients, children (one parent or guardian), and palliative care patients in imminent danger of dying. All family members will be screened at the front entrance. Visitors who do not comply with the above, will be asked to leave.
A gated parking system is in place at SFMH and the St. Francis Health Centre. The gates DO NOT accept cash, but rather tokens which can be purchased at the front entrance of the Hospital and Health Centre.
Rates: $2 per token/visit. If you exceed three daily visits, please speak with the admitting office. Parking passes for families of admitted patients are available at the Admitting office.
There is a dedicated drop off zone for patient drop off and pick up.
Please respect the handicapped signage and the "No Parking" signs on adjacent streets. For the safety of our staff, patients and visitors, we are committed to keeping all emergency service routes and intersections clear of parked vehicles.
Parking Proceeds - SFMH maintains and operates the gated parking system. Proceeds stay with SFMH and are used to offset costs of maintinaing the parking lots year round. This allows for more funds to be available for patient programs and services at SFMH
Before you visit:
If you have a cough, fever, runny nose, diarrhea or another contagious disease – please do not visit.
Wash your hands regularly – it is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Requests to visit outside of the normal visiting hours may be granted, on an individual basis, for compassionate reasons. Please check with the nurse.
Emergency Departments - Only one family member or personal caregiver may accompany a patient in the treatment area. Other visitors are not permitted in the treatment areas.
Balloons (Mylar only)
A latex allergy is an adverse reaction to products made from latex or natural rubber. We make every effort to provide a latex safe environment for patients, visitors, employees and volunteers. Only mylar balloons are allowed within the hospital.
Scent / Fragance Free
St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) is committed to ensuring a healthy, safe and accessible environment and to promote an environment that provides optimum air quality. SFMH also recognizes that the promotion of a scent safe environment can greatly reduce the potential adverse allergic and/or medical reactions that can occur among our patients, staff, physicians, students, visitors and volunteers. To this end, SFMH will strive to ensure fragrances from chemical substances, physical agents and biological substances are eliminated, whenever possible, or minimized within our facilities.
Employees, students/residents, volunteers, physicians, contractors, external service providers, patients, visitors are advised to not wear products containing scents, such as perfume or cologne while visiting, attending clinic/out-patient services, within the Hospital. SFMH also reserves the right to prohibit the delivery of fragrant flowers, such as freesia, lilac, lilies of all types, hyacinth, peonies, lavender and stargazers etc.