Preparing for your hospital stay
If you are currently taking any medications please bring them in their original containers. You should also bring toiletry items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, brush/comb, shaving equipment, shampoo, deodorant, pajamas, slippers, housecoat or dressing gown, glasses, hearing aids or dentures.
Please leave valuables at home
Jewellery, watches, cell phones, wallets and other valuables should be left at home or with a family member. Osler is not able to accept any responsibility for items that are lost during your stay at the hospital.
Name a contact person
When you are admitted, you will be asked to choose someone who will act as the hospital's main point of contact during your stay.This person can ask questions and pass along
information to other family members and friends on your behalf. To respect your privacy, the hospital will not give out information to other callers.
Your health records
Throughout your hospital stay, your health care team will record information about your care and treatment. This information is entered into your 'health record'. Patient health records are legal documents and must be kept for ten years after the date of your last hospital visit. For children 18 years of age and under, health records must be kept for ten years after the date of the child's 18th birthday.
To obtain information regarding your health record, contact the Health Information Management Department at: