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SJHH / Patients & Visitors/ Your Visit Or Stay/ Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours

No Visitors Policy at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton due to COVID-19

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the public, patients, staff and physicians from the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus, effective March 20, 2020, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is implementing a no visitor policy.

No Visitor Policy

We are currently closed to visitors with limited exceptions, as follows:

  • Compassionate grounds for palliative patients
  • Partners (or a family member or friend) of women in labour and parents of babies in our Special Care Nursery
  • Other special needs as determined by the care team

While this new policy is in place, we encourage all families to designate a point person who will connect with the patient’s care team for consistent communication.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for frequently asked questions.

For questions about our no visitor policy, please contact Patient Relations at 905-522-1155 ext. 33838 or by email at PatientRelations@stjoes.ca.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, in collaboration with local, provincial and federal healthcare and government health authorities, is actively monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 (formerly Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV) as it unfolds.

For more information on how St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is working to reduce transmission of COVID-19, please visit stjoes.ca/coronavirus.