What to Bring With You
Please bring the following items with you when you are coming to be admitted to the hospital:
- Medications – please bring a list or all of the current medication you take in their original containers Ontario Health Card
You can visit the link below to create your own personalized medication book to record your medications, allergies and other health information.
- Proof of additional health insurance coverage for preferred hospital accommodations
- Workplace Safety & Insurance Boar (WSIB) claim number (if you have one)
- Social Insurance Number
- Personal items (brush, toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving supplies, lotion, deodorant, shampoo, pajamas, robe and sanitary care products)
- Glasses/contact lenses. Please bring the case to store your glasses/contacts.
- Comfortable clothing, slippers and/or shoes to wear when you are leaving and returning home
- Personal aids i.e. hearing aids, walkers, CPAP machines etc.
- Electronics – you are welcomed to bring battery powered radios and ear phones and electric razors to the hospital. No other electrical appliances are allowed.
Please leave all valuables such as jewelry, large sums of money and credit cards at home. You may wish to bring a small amount of cash with you to make purchases from the Gift Shop.
The hospital assumes no responsibility for patient’s possessions.
Television and Telephone
Cellular phones may be used in most areas of the hospital. Cell phone ring tones should be silenced.
Telephone and television service is available at each patient bedside, except in the critical care area.
Email a patient
The DRHC Patient Email Service is a free service that offers the opportunity for loved ones to keep in touch during a hospital stay. To use the service, simply complete the form below with your message and the patient’s formal name and room number. Patients are unable to send electronic replies to correspondence they receive while in the hospital. This service is not to be used for obtaining medical advice, for urgent matters or as a form of communication to contact a healthcare professional with general health-related questions. These messages will be deleted from the system.
Volunteers will deliver the sealed email message within 24 hours of receiving it. Emails received on weekends and holidays will be delivered the next business day. We cannot deliver email messages after a patient has been discharged from the Health Centre.