If possible, patients are asked to bring their Ontario Health Card (OHIP) number for registration and a current list of any medications taken on a regular basis, or the medications themselves, and any other important medical information (e.g. allergies).
If possible, patients are asked to bring the same materials and information as above if they are being admitted to the In-Patient Department.
Patients being admitted to the In-Patient Department, or their families, will want to also bring the following:
Basic toiletries, including a toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb/brush, and shaving supplies
Eye glasses and eye glass case
Dentures and denture cases
Night-time breathing equipment used by the patient on a regular basis (e.g. CPAP)
To be more comfortable, patients and their families may also want to consider bringing:
Housecoats and pajamas
While the hospital is able to lock items of personal value, it cannot be responsible for items left at the bedside. As much as possible, patients will want to leave valuables at home, including jewellery, wallets, and money.
Haliburton Highlands Health Services is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Central East Local Health Integration Networks for programs and services.