Visiting hours and what to know before coming to the Heart Institute

Please remember:

  • Do not visit if you have flu symptoms, fever or cough. We may deny access based on your symptoms, travel history or COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • Patients and visitors coming to the Heart Institute for an appointment or while visiting a patient may be required to wear a medical-grade mask when in the clinical areas.
  • Wash your hands before and after visiting.
  • Follow staff instructions at all times.

Visiting hours at the Heart Institute are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. We ask visitors to respect these hours.

Latex balloons are not permitted in the Heart Institute because they can pose a danger to patients with latex allergies.

Guidelines for visitors

  • A patient may have no more than two visitors at a time (we may allow exceptions in certain circumstances).
  • An adult must accompany children under 12 at all times.
  • Visitors must arrange their visit with the nursing staff in the Cardiac Surgical Critical Care Unit or the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit before visiting.