Pandemic Visitation Policy

What you need to know about visitation

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is following Full Pandemic Restrictions, which means visiting is prohibited for the time being, except for essential care partners, extraordinary circumstances, or for essential reasons.

Essential care partners:

  • Patients may identify up to two individuals as essential care partners.  
  • Only one essential care partner may visit at a time. 
  • Essential care partners must pre-arrange visitation with the nursing unit. 
  • The Heart Institute reserves the right to ask essential care partners to leave if their visit is disruptive for another patient in the same room.

The safety of our patients is our top priority. For this reason, the Heart Institute must continue to restrict visitation, as outlined above.


If you have any questions about visiting, please contact the nursing unit you wish to visit.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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