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Patients & Visitors

Visiting Us

As a patient or a visitor, you are always welcome at the Geraldton District Hospital. In this section, you will find information on accessibility, directions, visiting and gift shop hours, and much more.

 

Information & Visiting Hours

Physiotherapy & Kinesiology

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

X-rays & Ultrasound

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Laboratory

8:00 a.m. to 11:30a.m. | No lab work takes place in the afternoon.

Chemotherapy

Registration occurs at time of treatment

Dietitian

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Emergency

24/7; please note, after 8:00p.m. Monday-Thursday and after 10:00 p.m. on weekends, you will have to ring the buzzer at the Emergency Department entrance to notify staff of your presence.

Telehealth

By appointment only. Please report directly to the Telemedicine Department located on the main floor.

 

VISITING HOURS & REGULATIONS

Visiting hours are from 11:00am to 8:00 p.m.  We ask that you wait until 11:00 a.m. to visit as a courtesy to respect the privacy of our patients. If you need to know the patient’s room number, simply ask at the Nursing station on the Acute Care unit.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and must behave in respect to the patient care environment. For example, not being disruptive to other patients and/or staff members. If a child does not behave accordingly, he/she will be requested to leave the premises.

The charge nurse has the responsibility to curtail and/or cancel visiting privileges in the following circumstances:

  • If the number of visitors in the room is determined detrimental to the comfort of the patient or to the other patient(s) in the room. Please respect the request to leave as it is in the patient’s best interest.
  • The visiting privileges may be restricted or cancelled if requested by the patient or the other patient(s) occupying the room.
  • The visiting privileges may be restricted or cancelled by the charge nurse depending on the condition of the patient or the condition of the other patient(s) occupying the room.
  • Visitors may be requested at any time to leave the room so that required medical/nursing care can be properly administered to the patient(s) occupying the room.

It is important that the visit is a pleasant one for both the patient and the visitor(s).

Cafeteria & Vending

PATIENT FOOD SERVICES

Our services offer a four-week cycle menu with selective or non-selective menus. Our meal service includes tray service, and dining room/table service for Long-Term Care Residents. We offer a variety of foods recommended by Canada’s Food Guide and 80% of food is made in-house.

MEALS WILL BE SERVED AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES

Breakfast

7:30 a.m.

Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dinner

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upon admission, if you are on a special diet or have any special needs, allergies you will be seen by our Dietitian. If you have any concern regarding your diet, please speak to your nurse to notify food service.

VISITOR SERVICES

We have a cafeteria located on the lower level with limited access. It’s open from Monday to Friday, from 12:00p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hospital Auxiliary / Gift Shop

The Geraldton District Hospital Auxiliary is an organization of volunteers dedicated to helping the Hospital patients, residents, staff, administration and visitors by raising money to purchase needed items or equipment for the Hospital.

View Our Gift Shop Brochure

The Auxiliary meets the third Monday of each month (September to May) at 7:00 p.m. in the hospital board room to discuss issues, schedule events, disburse funds, and organize activities. You are more than welcome to join us at any meeting.

The annual meeting is held the 3rd Monday in January at 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital Conference Room. Election of Officers is held at the Annual Meeting.

View of the hospital gift shop

 


The meaning of The Geraldton District Hospital Auxiliary logo


  Fundraisers

  • Penny Auction – February/March held at the Robert Frost Legion
  • Bake Sale – end of September or early October
  • Sunshine Gift Shop – open daily from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. depending on available volunteers
  • Membership Drive (Click for details) – starts in January and on-going until May
  • Donations

 The Geraldton District Hospital Auxiliary Bursary Opportunity

The Geraldton District Hospital Auxiliary offers a $500.00 bursary each year to a graduating student from Geraldton Composite High School and École secondaire Château-Jeunesse, who are entering the field of medicine, i.e. nursing, dental, x-ray, biochemistry, etc.

Applications are available at each school in the Guidance Department and completed applications must be sent from the school to the Auxiliary by the beginning of May.

Auxiliary Partnerships


GET INVOLVED  - BECOME A MEMBER – MAKE A DIFFERENCE, JOIN TODAY

Membership Cards are available at the Sunshine Gift Shop in the Geraldton District Hospital and will be available at the Penny Auction at the Robert Frost Legion for $5.00.

By helping the auxiliary, you are helping support the hospital.

Parking

We offer free parking to all our patients and visitors; however, we ask all patients and visitors without accessibility needs to please park in the designated area situated on the west side of the hospital. It’s the large parking area across from the Emergency entrance; the parking near the main entrance is reserved for people with Accessible Parking Permits.

Please do not park in the Emergency parking lot, unless it’s an emergency. Please consult the site map for further details.

Accessibility

Geraldton District Hospital is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We believe in integration and equal opportunity.  We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessiblity and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

The Hospital has accessibility policies in place as well as annual and multi-year accessibility Plans.

Accessibility formats and communication supports for people with disabilities are available upon request.

Feedback

  • completing a client comment card - request from Administration
  • contacting the Chief Executive Officer by telephone at (807)-854-4107
  • by using the Bell Relay Service by calling (800) 855-0511
  • by email the CEO at lbonanno@geraldtondh.com
  • sending a letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, 500 Hogarth Avenue, Postal Bag #4, Geraldton, ON, P0T 1M0
  • other feedback processes will be established in consultation with individual persons with a disability, upon request

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