Intensive Care Unit visiting hours

Intensive Care Unit visiting hours

Location and Contact

Location: Markham site, building B, level 3
Phone: 905 -472-7010

If you have a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU), he or she will require close nursing supervision and special attention. Please help us provide the best care possible by following the instructions of the nurses on duty during your visit.


We have new visitor restrictions in place. See the COVID-19 page for more details.

Daily visiting hours for the ICU are between 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. but see below for more information.

Visiting the ICU

The patient, if able, will determine who is allowed visitation privileges. Visitors must leave if asked to do so by the patient or a member of the healthcare team. Visitors will be asked to remain at their loved one’s bedside or in the visitor’s lounge to respect the privacy of other patients.

Visiting hours at the ICU

The ICU adheres to the 24-hour Markham Stouffville Hospital visiting hour policy. Shift change in the ICU occurs at 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. To help maintain patient confidentiality, please refrain from visiting during these times. Visitors will be asked to wait in the visitor’s lounge during shift change. Visiting hours may change based on patient acuity.

After hours visiting at Markham site

Most doors at the Markham site are locked after 9 p.m. If you are visiting a loved one during this time, please use the entrance to the Emergency Department.

Download the guide for after-hours visitors.

Find out more about the ICU at Markham site.