Family presence

Family presence

Family presence

At Markham Stouffville Hospital, we know that many of our patients want their partners-in-care and family members involved in their care and care planning. Research has shown that the presence of family not only enriches the patient and family experience. It also enhances continuity of care, improves the management of chronic and acute illnesses and prevents hospital readmissions.

Our Family Presence Policy at our Markham and Uxbridge sites enables 24/7 access for your partners in care, allowing them to spend more time with you during your stay at the hospital. This unrestricted visiting hours policy focuses on working with you and your partners-in-care in your health care, care planning and decision-making. You decide who you want involved during your stay at the hospital.

Download our tip sheet for partners-in-care.

Visiting hours at Markham and Uxbridge sites

General visiting hours are 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. During this time, visitors or family members may come and provide well wishes. Between the hours of 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. each night, our Markham and Uxbridge sites will observe quiet time to help you and our other patients get enough rest.

After hours visiting at the Markham and Uxbridge sites

Most doors at the Markham and Uxbridge sites are locked after hours. If you are visiting a loved one during this time, please use the entrance in the Emergency Department.

Download the guide for after-hours visitors.

Find out more about visiting hours at the Markham site