Visitor Information

St. Francis Memorial Hospital welcomes Visitors. Our visiting hours and guidelines are designed to balance the patient’s needs for visitors and the health care team’s responsibilities to provide timely treatments and procedure. We thank you for your cooperation.

Regular Visiting Hours - Inpatients
Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. No more than three visitors at a time.

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.

Extra Information...

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.


Wherever possible, we have eliminated the use of products with scents or other properties that are known to cause health problems for patients, visitors, employees and volunteers.

Please do not wear/use perfume, after-shave or other scented personal products in the hospital or when visiting a patient.

SFMH Visitors Policy

St. Francis Memorial Hospital vistor policies attempt to balance the requirement for visitation with the patient's health care needs for rest, and recovery from illness.

Visitors to inpatients must report to the nurses’ station.

All visitors must self-screen according to the signage at the approved entrances.


Emergency patients, critically ill patients, medically unstable patients, children, and palliative care patients in imminent danger of dying. These patients may have visiting hours as deemed appropriate, at the discretion of the charge nurse.

Inpatients may have up to four (4) visitors during the specified visiting hours, with a maximum of (3) visitors at one time. Nursing staff may further restrict the number of visitors at one time, if the total number of visitors for all patients sharing the same room cannot be safely and comfortably accommodated in the patient room.

Visitors who do not observe the above policies will be asked to leave.

What are normal visiting hours? Should I bring the children?

What if I'm not feeling well? How many visitors can a patient have?

Are there exceptions? Can I bring flowers and balloons?

All these questions and more are addressed on the following pages.

Need an MD? / Renfrew and Area Health Services Village

What We Can Tell You & Privacy Policy

Visiting Hours & Parking


Smoking Areas

SFMH Accessibility Plan - Please note all our accessibility policies will be provided upon request.  Service animals are welcome and fees will not be charged for support persons.


If you have additional questions, please feel free to Contact Us.