Please Note – Due to COVID-19, we have visitor restrictions in place.

Please review the Care Partner information below. You can also refer to the Patient Information During COVID-19 document at the bottom of this page.

What is a care partner?

  • A care partner is is anyone who the patient wishes to have visit. It could be a family member, a neighbor or a friend. The term ‘Care Partner’ recognizes the significant role that family and friends play in the health, well-being and recovery of our patients.

How many Care Partners can each inpatient have per day?

  • Each inpatient is permitted  to have one Care Partner visit once per day.

What are the visiting hours?

  • Owen Sound Hospital  
    3 pm – 6:30 p.m.
  • Markdale                       
    11 am – 4 p.m.
  • Meaford                 
    1 pm – 3 p.m.
  • Southampton                   
    3 pm – 5 p.m.
  • Wiarton/Lion’s Head  
    3 pm – 6 p.m.

How does it work?

  • 1 Care Partner per patient will be welcomed daily
  • Care Partners enter through the front door and must screen negative (no symptoms, no COVID exposure) at each visit. 
  • A sticker will be given by the screener or Nursing Station to identify the visitor as a Care Partner.
  • Care Partners will give the patient name and room number and legibly write their name at front door screening station or Nursing Station Sign in sheets will be kept for 14 days in case of contact tracing
  • Care Partners will be required to wash their hands and wear their own mask at all times including while in patient room
  • Care Partners will check in at the Nursing Station and remain in the patient room for the visit
  • Care Partners are not permitted to visit COVID-19 positive patients

Are there exceptions to the policy of 1 Care Partner per Patient?

Exceptions may be permitted for more than one Care Partner visit per day, or more than one per visit, in certain circumstances (end of life, paedatric patients under 16, Labour and Delivery, Community Faith Leader).

If you have any questions please contact Patient Relations at 519-376-2121, Ext. 2308.