In order to ensure everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, visits have been restricted at the hospital as of March 20, except for one partner during delivery at the Family Birthing Unit or for compassionate reasons.
You probably have a number of questions and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. That's normal, and we're here to help you.
At the Family Birthing Centre, your safety, the safety of your family and the safety of your care team members is our priority. To ensure everyone's safety, certain restrictions are in place and may change without notice as the situation evolves. That is why we ask that you consult this page before coming to Montfort.
If you have an appointment
If it's an appointment for yourself, you have to come alone. If it is an appointment for your baby, only one adult is asked to accompany the child. This person can be a parent or other family member, but must not have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or congestion. If you have symptoms, call the clinic so we can make a plan with you before your visit.
If you need to come to the Family Birthing Centre
You may be accompanied by only one person during your stay at the FBC.
If you, or your accompanying person, have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or congestion, call the FBC so we can make a plan with you before your arrival.
During your stay
- You and your accompanying person must pass the screening at the hospital entrance. Your accompanying person must be symptom-free and allowed to enter. This screening can be repeated at any time during your stay.
- Your accompanying person must remain in your room at all times.
- Your accompanying person cannot be replaced by another person during your stay. Any other visitors will also not be allowed.
- Bring everything you will need for the duration of your stay (food, snacks, clothing, etc.).
- A meal service ($) will be available for your accompanying person.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
- At any time during your stay, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you will be placed in isolation and will be required to wear appropriate protective equipment if necessary.
- Only essential members of your health care team will be involved in the birth of your baby.
- Co-habitation with your baby may not be possible. Your health care team will discuss this further with you, according to the latest guidelines at that time.
If your baby needs to go to the nursery
- During your hospital stay, you will be able to visit your baby one parent at a time.
- If your baby needs to stay in the nursery after you are discharged from hospital, each parent will be able to visit once a day. The parent must stay at the baby's bedside for the duration of the visit.