Quinte Health Care Belleville General Patient Services Directory

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Please do not visit patients if you are sick with a cough, fever or have an upset stomach or diarrhea


QHC Belleville General Hospital

265 Dundas Street East• Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9

Phone: (613) 969-7400 • web site: www.qhc.on.ca This directory is yours to keep. Please take it home with you when you leave the hospital. QHC is a reduced-scent environment. Please refrain from wearing scented products when visiting our hospitals. Please visit www.qhc.on.ca for info about changes to services and visitation due to COVID-19.


Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital Dear Hospital Patients and Visitors, Quinte Health Care is dedicated to the delivery of care that is safe, effective, accessible, and patient and family centred. Our services are provided through four hospitals – QHC Belleville General Hospital, QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital, QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and QHC North Hastings Hospital. Quinte Health Care has approximately 1800 employees and a medical staff of more than 390 physicians working together to deliver the best possible care to a diverse region in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and the southeast portion of Northumberland County. In addition to highly educated and talented health care professionals, Quinte Health Care is also very fortunate to receive community support from hard-working volunteers who give freely of their time and talents to serve our patients, staff and visitors. Exceptional community support is also evidenced by the numerous donations we receive through the Foundations that support Quinte Health Care. These gifts enable us to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment in order to improve care for you and your loved ones. QHC is committed to providing exceptional care and we welcome opportunities to hear about your experiences while under our care. Understanding your experiences will allow us to learn what we are doing well and where we can improve. Contact our Patient Experience Specialist at (613) 969-7400 ext. 2033. Please see page 16 for other ways to contact our Patient Experience Specialist. We value your feedback, welcome suggestions and look forward to serving you during your time with us. Sincerely, Stacey Daub President & CEO Quinte Health Care

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Table of Contents Welcome Message......................... 2 Who We Are..................................... 4 Exceptional Care, Inspired by You.............................. 5 Combating the Spread of Microorganisms............................... 6 Patient Declaration of Values....... 9 Care and Support at Home......... 11

HOSPITAL INFORMATION Accessibility................................... 12 Admission to the Hospital............. 12 Your Health Care Team................ 13 Ambulance Transport................... 14 Balloons.......................................... 15 Best Practice Spotlight Organization................................15 Billing............................................... 15 Buses............................................... 15 Call Bell........................................... 15 Cellular Phones.............................. 15 Discharge....................................... 16 Feedback...................................... 16 Fire Safety....................................... 17 Hospital Security............................ 17 Inquiries About Your Health......... 17 Medications................................... 17 Organ Donation............................ 17 Patient Identification.................... 18 Patient Information....................... 18 Patient Safety................................ 18 Perfumes/Scented Products........ 18 Privacy............................................ 18 Room Differential Rates................ 18 Smoking.......................................... 19 Valuables and Patient Belongings...................................... 19 Visiting Hours and Policy............... 19

Non-Urgent Patient Transfers and Transportation

Private Pay Arrangements........... 21

HOSPITAL SERVICES Aroma Café................................... 21 Auxiliary Tuck Shop........................ 21 Cash Machine............................... 22 Flowers............................................ 22 Hairdressing & Barbering.............. 22 Mail................................................. 22 Meals.............................................. 22 Newspapers................................... 23 Parking............................................ 23 Spiritual Health Services ............... 24 Taxis................................................. 24 Telephones..................................... 24 Televisions....................................... 24 Tim Hortons / On-the-Go.............. 25 Vending Machines........................ 25

HOW YOU CAN HELP US You May Wish to Become a QHC Volunteer.......................... 26 How to Become a Volunteer....... 26 The screening process for new volunteers........................ 26

BELLEVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION........27 COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS index................. 28 We are constantly changing to meet your needs and pandemic requirements. Information presented may be subject to change. Revised November 2021



Who We Are Quinte Quinte Health Health Care Care (QHC) (QHC) consists consists of of four four hospitals: hospitals: • Belleville General Hospital • QHC QHC Belleville General Hospital (in the city of Belleville, Ontario) (in the city of Belleville, Ontario) • Trenton Memorial Hospital • QHC QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital (in the city of Quinte West, Ontario) (in the city of Quinte West, Ontario) • North Hastings Hospital • QHC QHC North Hastings Hospital (in the town of Bancroft, Ontario) (in the town of Bancroft, Ontario) • Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital • QHC QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (in the town of Picton, Ontario) (in the town of Picton, Ontario) Quinte Health Care provides primary and secondary services to a diverse catchment area of approximately 170,000 people in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and the southeast portion of Northumberland County. The QHC district covers 7,000 square kilometers and is made up of both urban and rural areas. The district includes Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the largest air force base in Canada. QHC has more than 240 inpatient beds, four full-service Emergency Departments; Surgical Operating Rooms; a Rehabilitation Day Hospital; a Children’s Treatment Centre; Diabetes Education Centres; and a full range of Ambulatory Care Clinic services. Care is provided at all of our hospitals by well-trained, highly-skilled and dedicated health professionals. These include physicians, nurses, technologists, technicians, support staff, and others. There are approximately 1800 employees at QHC and more than 390 medical staff have privileges. The operating budget for QHC is approximately $175 million. Quinte Health Care is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors – 12 volunteer community members and three ex-officio members (President, Chief of Staff, Chief Nursing Officer). The Board is responsible for monitoring quality and effectiveness; establishing strategic direction and ensuring financial and organizational viability.

QHC is Fully Accredited by Accreditation Canada Corporate headquarters are located at QHC Belleville General Hospital: 265 Dundas Street East Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9 Phone: (613) 969-7400 ext. 2400 • Fax: (613) 968-8234 web site: www.qhc.on.ca

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ExCEPTiONAl CARE, Exceptional Care, iNSPiRED By yOu Inspired by You This directory has been prepared to help you get to know Quinte Health This directory has been prepared to help you get to know Quinte Health Care and QHC North Hastings Hospital ~ the services we provide, the Care and QHC Belleville General Hospital ~ the services we provide, the responsibilities we assume and those we ask you to take on. responsibilities we assume and those we ask you to take on.

It’s Your Health Care – Be Involved you are an essential member of the health care partnership with an important role to play throughout each step of your care. For your safety and to ensure the highest quality care, it is very important that you and your health care providers work together and communicate. The following five tips outline what you can do to be involved and make informed decisions. 1. Be involved in your health care. Speak up if you have questions or concerns about your care. 2. Tell a member of your health care team about your past illnesses and your current health condition. 3. Bring a complete list of all your medications with you when you come to the hospital or go to any medical appointment.

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4. Tell a member of your health care team if you have ever had an allergic or bad reaction to any medication or food.

Be involved in your health care. Speak up if you have questions or concerns about your care.

5. Make sure you ask questions and know what to do when you go home from the hospital or from your medical appointment.

Tell a member of your health care team about your past illnesses and your current health condition. Bring all of your medicines with you when you go to the hospital or to a medical appointment. Tell a member of your health care team if you have ever had an allergic or bad reaction to any medicine or food. Make sure you know what to do when you go home from the hospital or from your medical appointment.

Funding for this project was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care




WORKING TOGETHER TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF MICROORGANISMS Hand hygiene is one the best ways you, your visitors and your health care team can prevent the spread of microorganisms.

Did you know that microorganisms are most often spread through your hands? There are two ways to clean your hands: • Using soap and water if your hands are visibly soiled. Rub hands together briskly for 15 seconds • With 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Dispensers are located throughout QHC, including near the entrance of and within each patient room. Rub hands briskly together until alcohol has dried

Your health care team works hard to keep their hands clean. There are four important moments when your health care team must clean their hands: • Before they come to your bedside • After they have come into direct contact with you or anything in your room • After they have had contact with blood or body fluids (ie. if they have assisted you with toileting or changed a dressing) • When they leave your room or bedside

Our patients play an important role in preventing the spread of microorganisms. Make sure to clean your hands: • After toileting • After sneezing or blowing your nose • Before meals • If you are leaving your room

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• Before you come back into your room if you have been off the unit for tests, therapies or to walk in the halls You will be provided with a hand wipe on your meal tray to clean your hands before meals.

As a visitor, when you come to a hospital, hand hygiene is your responsibility too. Please clean your hands: • Before entering a patient’s room • After having any direct hands-on contact with a patient (ie. helping with toileting, a bath or feeding a patient) • When you leave a patient’s room • If you use the washroom (we ask that visitors use public washrooms located along the corridor on each unit and throughout QHC)

Isolation Precautions You may require special precautions while you are hospitalized. If so, you will have a special sign posted on the door to your room to guide staff and visitors coming to see you. We call these isolation precautions. If you require isolation precautions, your health care provider will come into your room wearing a gown and gloves if they will have direct contact with you or your environment. They may also be wearing a mask with visor if you are coughing or you have flu-like illness. If you have flu-like illness and you need to come out of your room for tests or therapy, you may be required to wear a mask at that time.

Visitor Information Boards Visitor information boards are located on each nursing unit. They are located near the elevators to help visitors understand isolation signage and how to put on an isolation gown, hand hygiene and other important information.


Please ask your visitors to stay home if they are sick with a cough, fever, or have an upset stomach or diarrhea. For any Infection and Prevention related questions, please call extension 2361 to speak with a member of the Infection Prevention and Control Team.






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PATiENT DEClARATiON OF VAluES Our patients and family members have told us that the following values are most important to them. Quinte Health Care is committed to delivering care that is guided by these values. Compassion (Imagine It’s You) • My family and i will be shown empathy, patience and respect in every interaction, especially at our most vulnerable. • i can feel confident that QHC is striving to consistently meet my expectations throughout my entire hospital experience. • i will feel protected in a clean, comfortable and safe environment. • My access to appropriate care and services will be as easy and timely as possible to support me in maintaining my optimal health. Respect (Respect Everyone) • i know that my personal dignity and privacy will be respected. • Regardless of who i am, and what my abilities may be, i will receive fair and accessible treatment that balances the competing needs of all patients. Accountability (Take Ownership) • i will have the opportunity to express concerns and get answers to my questions. • i will be immediately informed if an error is made and the process to correct the error will be explained to me. Teamwork (We all help provide care) • i will be given complete information about my diagnosis and treatment in a way that i can understand, so that my family and i can be active participants in my care and make informed decisions. • My health care team will collaborate with each other and with others outside of the organization to optimize my personal health and abilities while i am at the hospital and to plan my discharge home. Learning (Always strive to improve) • i can feel confident that i am receiving the best possible care the hospital can deliver, using up-to-date knowledge and the intelligent use of available resources. • My care will be provided in the safest way possible to reduce the likelihood of errors or harm. • QHC will learn from my patient experience to improve the care provided to others.



What We Ask of You As partners in your care, we ask that patients and family members also respect the following values while at QHC. Compassion (Imagine It’s You) • Treat staff, volunteers, other patients and families with understanding and dignity. • Try to be flexible and understand that not all answers can be provided right away. Respect (Respect Everyone) • Follow hospital rules and treat hospital property with care. Accountability (Take Ownership) • Ask questions when you do not understand. Share your concerns with us. • Strive to attend your appointments and inform us of any changes to your schedule. Teamwork (We all help provide care) • listen openly to the information provided by your health care team. • As family members at QHC, provide comfort and support in the special ways that only families can. Learning (Always strive to improve) • Acknowledge the important role QHC has in education and contribute to the experiences of students and learners. let us know how we can improve the quality of care at QHC.

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Supporting you in your return home

71 Adam Street Belleville, ON K8N 5K3 Tel: 613 967-0196 ¥ Fax: 613 967-1341 Planning for a safe return home begins at the time of admission for all patients. Toll Free: 1 866 831-5446 www.southeastlhin.on.ca

Your in-hospital care team will speak to you about a discharge plan and in-home supports May 29, 2017 so you may return home when it is no longer necessary for you to be in hospital.

Nextgoing phase of Prince Edward there County Memorial Hospital Capital When home is complicated, may be some additional supports. Project receives LHIN Board endorsement In-home supports

There are additional supports to assist at-risk individuals and their family caregivers who: • Need care and support in order to leave hospital and go home. • NEWS Are waiting for a vacancy in a long-term care home. On Monday, the South East LHIN Board of Directors approved the Stage 1A Master What’s changed? Program proposal from Quinte Health Care (QHC) for the redevelopment of Prince Edward • County Better planning between the hospital and in-home and community supports. Memorial Hospital (PECMH). • New level of commitment by your in-hospital care team and community services to ensure thatwhich long-term care can Submission be made atthat home The proposal, builds on thechoices Pre-Capital waswithout approvedpressure. by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in January 2017, outlines the service delivery model and How do I get these supports? preliminary plans for the rebuilding of the hospital. • While in the hospital you may at any time ask any member of your in-hospital care team to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs when returning home. Significant planning and community engagement has been done to outline the proposed are • Home and Community Care Support Services South East Care Coordinators model for PECMH. As part offorthis vision, PECMH will continue to provide services specialists in planning in-home professional services, which all include services such currently delivered at the hospital. Further, in order to meet the needs of the population, as nursing and personal care assistance. Care Coordinators and hospital staff may QHC is looking to enhance existing services andfor partnerships PECMH to work together to assistand youevolve and your family to plan services . atatdischarge. • provide an integrated model of care for the residents of Prince Edward County. including meals, homemaking, and transportation), to support you at home or while A health careatcampus model also continues be pursued with the Prince Edward Family you wait home for a long-term caretohome vacancy. Health Team, community clinics and community supports being co-located/adjacent to the newalready hospital.received services at home before coming to hospital, your in-hospital care If you team will work with you, your family and/or caregivers to ensure you receive appropriate supports return home. For(1B) more on homeofand The nextwhen phaseyou of the capital process willinformation include an evaluation the community current site, care investigation of site options and a high-level space plan and cost estimate. The Stage 1B services, please call 310-2222 (no area code required). proposal will be provided directly to the MOHLTC for approval.


Community iCART Integrated Assessment and Referral Team

County and continues to be committed to seeing this project completed for the patients, -

Paul Huras, CEO South East LHIN

A new hospital for the residents of Prince redevelopment priority. The current building has served us well for 50 years, but no longer -based care. The support and involvement of the South


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Hospital Information Accessibility Quinte Health Care is committed to accessibility (as outlined in the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Ontario Regulation 429/07). If a patient or visitor requires an alternate format for documents, QHC will work with that person to agree upon an alternate format and provide the person with materials which take into account the person’s disability. If you require an alternate format, please contact the Communications Department at (613) 969-7400 ext. 2677. To access a language interpreter or sign language interpreter, patients should ask a member of their care team.

Admission to the Hospital When you arrive at the hospital, you will be required to present your Ontario Health Card. Please have your health card ready when waiting for Triage and/or Registration. Upon admission, you will be given an identification bracelet to be worn at all times while you are in the hospital. What to Bring For Your Hospital Stay • Ontario Health Card • Proof of additional health insurance coverage for preferred hospital accommodations • Calling card for long distance calls • Workers Compensation Board (WCB) claim number (if you have one) • Social Insurance Number • Cheque or credit card to pay additional expenses • Slippers, pyjamas and robe, socks and supportive walking shoes • Toothbrush and toothpaste • Comb and brush • Facial tissues and shaving supplies • Body lotion, soap, shampoo and powder • Sanitary items • Complete list of all present medications Please Do Not Bring: • More than $20 cash • Personal valuables, such as jewellery • Electric personal care items other than a hair dryer or electric razor • Cigarettes, tobacco, pipes or cigars • Medication (unless instructed by your physician or nurse)

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Your Health Care Team A multi-disciplinary patient care team provides your care while in the hospital. Your Team Members May Include: • Dietitians • Physician Assistants • Nurses • Pharmacists • Physicians • Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists • Recreation Therapists • Respiratory Therapists • Therapy Assistants • Technicians • Patient Flow Coordinators • Personal Support Workers • Speech Language Pathologists • Spiritual Care (Clergy) • Palliative Care/Grief Support • Hospice • Social Workers Other members of the Health Care Team who add support include: • Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) • Clerical • Facility Services (Maintenance) • Food Services • Health Records • Hospitality Services (Housekeeping) • Human Resources • Information Services • Materiel Management • Patient Registration • Volunteers Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital offers a full range of Clinical and Diagnostic services including: • Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit and program • Behavioural Supports Transition Unit (BSTU) • Cardiology



• Crisis Intervention • Emergency Service • Intensive Care • Laboratory • Maternal/Child Service • Medical Service • Oncology Service • Outpatient Clinics • Pharmacy • Psychiatry/Mental Health Crisis Clinic • Radiology (including CT Scanning, x-ray ultrasound, MRI and Nuclear Medicine) • Rehabilitation • Surgical Service *Please note, this is a list of services that are available at QHC BGH. Additional services are available at the other hospitals if required for your care.

Ambulance Transport The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays most of the cost for an ambulance trip (land or air ambulance) for a patient who is injured or very ill. The patient usually pays $45 of the cost*. The patient must pay the full cost of a land ambulance trip ($240) when the trip is not medically necessary or when the patient does not have a valid Ontario Health Card or Health 65 Card. * The $45 charge does not apply to those who are: • Receiving provincial social assistance • Transferring from one hospital to another for insured, medically necessary treatment • Transferring from hospital to rehabilitation facility, treatment facility for physically disabled children, medical laboratory or X-ray facility approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care • Enrolled in the Ministry’s Home Care Program

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Balloons Since latex balloons can cause allergic reactions in some people, we ask that no latex balloons be brought onto the premises. Mylar balloons are permitted.

Best Practice Spotlight Organization Quinte Health Care is a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO). This designation from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario is in recognition of our commitment to excellence in the care that we deliver every day. Our commitment to you is to use evidence and research in our clinical practices. Advantages of participating in this program include improved patient outcomes, increased safety, and quality patient care. We are passionate about the care we provide at QHC and proud to be part of this international program.

Billing Patient accounts may be settled at Patient Registration.

Buses A bus stop is located just outside the main hospital entrance on Dundas Street. Information on routes and timetables is available by calling Belleville Transit at (613) 962-1925.

Call Bell If you require immediate assistance, please use the call bell beside your bed. A staff member will answer your call as soon as possible.

Cellular Phones The use of cellular phones and other wireless devices are prohibited in direct patient care areas. However, cell phones are permitted in nonpatient care areas such as lobbies, waiting areas and eatery areas provided it does not violate respect for others’ need for quiet and privacy.



Discharge We know that when you are well, you would rather be at home. Our goal is to help get you there. As soon as you are admitted, we will work with you and your loved ones to plan your care and prepare you to go home. Your Physician or Nurse will inform you of your discharge date in advance, so you can make arrangements to have someone assist you in going home. Your co-operation related to discharge will ensure that we can provide beds for patients who are in the Emergency Room waiting for admission. If transportation is unavailable, the Unit Communications Clerk (UCC) can arrange for a taxi to meet you at the main entrance. Please be sure to take all personal belongings when you leave. Need a prescription filled? Prescriptions for medications may be filled at a pharmacy. There are several close to the hospital.


If you have questions, feedback or have a complaint about the care you or your family member is receiving, your health care team needs to know. Please don’t hesitate to initiate a discussion with a member of your care team or the clinical manager. If, after speaking to your health care team or the manager you feel your case requires further attention, we invite you to contact our Patient Experience Specialist. You may do so by telephone, letter, or email. QHC Corporate Headquarters QHC Belleville General Hospital Attn. Patient Experience Specialist 265 Dundas Street East Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9 Phone: (613) 969-7400 ext. 2033 Toll Free: 1-800-483-2811 Email: feedback@qhc.on.ca Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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To follow-up on your concern, our Patient Experience Specialist will contact you to explain our process, which includes obtaining your patient consent and some additional information, as well as describing a likely timeline. Our process is open and transparent. We will keep you informed at appropriate intervals about the progress of the investigation. If other accessible formats or communication supports are required, please contact our Patient Experience Specialist to make alternate arrangements.

Fire Safety You may hear one of our regular fire drills during your hospital stay. When you hear the fire alarm, please return to your room. We will inform you should any action become necessary. If you are in the hospital Cafeteria or Coffee Shop, please stay there until the all clear signal is given. Elevators must not be used when there is a fire or a fire drill.

Hospital Security Hospital staff, Medical staff, and Volunteers are easily identified by their photo identification badge. If you observe any suspicious activity or individuals, have lost personal items, or have any security concern, please notify a staff member immediately.

Inquiries About Your Health Family members wishing to inquire about your health should telephone the Patient Care Unit after 9:00 a.m. If you have many relatives, please assign one person to call and share the information received with your family. Information about your health is not released to anyone other than a family member and only with consent. Should you have any concerns during your hospital stay, please speak with your nurse, or the person in charge of the Unit.

Medications Following Physician’s orders, the hospital provides drugs for patients during their stay in hospital. Patients using research drugs or patients routinely taking drugs which are not usually available at the hospital, may have to provide them if asked to do so by a Nurse, Physician or Pharmacist.

Organ Donation QHC participates in an organ donation program. Please register your consent to be an organ and/or tissue donor at Beadonor.ca and express your wishes to your family.



Patient Identification A bracelet will be given to you upon admission and it must be worn for identification during your hospital stay.

Patient Information Patient room numbers, telephone extensions and directions to patient rooms are provided by the Switchboard. The Reception telephone number is (613) 969-7400, then “0”. When you are provided with a patient’s room number, please dial (613) 969-7400 and then “3”, then the room number for direct phone access.

Patient Safety Patient safety continues to be a top priority for Quinte Health Care, recognizing that health care cannot be high quality unless it is also safe. QHC is committed to initiatives that develop, maintain and foster a culture of safety for our patients, families, staff and physicians. If you have any concerns about your safety, please speak to a member of your health care team.

Perfumes/Scented Products

QHC is a Reduced-Scent Environment. Scented products can cause serious reactions among our patients, our staff, our volunteers, and our visitors. Reactions can include headache, nausea, breathing difficulties and skin reactions. Please refrain from wearing scented products in this hospital or having heavily scented flowers. Your cooperation will be very much appreciated by everyone.

Privacy Your privacy is protected. At Quinte Health Care, an important part of our commitment to provide quality health care is our respect for your right to privacy. Keeping our patients’ information and affairs in strict confidence is a QHC priority and we have a number of policies and procedures in place to ensure your privacy is protected.

Room Differential Rates If you would like to upgrade your room from ward to semi-private, or from semi-private to private, you may do so provided the requested room is available. There is a daily cost to you if you choose to upgrade from ward to semi-private or private accommodation. Please ask Patient Registration for more information.

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Smoking On January 1, 2016, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act mandated all hospitals to be smoke free. Smoking or vaping is not permitted on hospital property and anyone who is caught smoking on hospital property could face a fine. We appreciate your co-operation and understanding. At Quinte Health Care, we are committed to the promotion of your good health. Therefore, we view your hospital stay as an ideal time to quit smoking. We can help. Speak to your health care provider for more information.

Valuables and Patient Belongings All valuables (jewellery, money, etc.) must be kept at home. All personal belongings brought to the hospital, including equipment, must be clearly labelled for identification purposes. The hospital is not responsible for the loss of any personal items. Equipment has to be checked to ensure it is working safely before being used in the hospital.

Visiting Hours and Policy Quinte Health Care is committed to patient and family centered care, positive health outcomes and the safety and security of patients, their families, our staff and our community. QHC encourages visits from family throughout the patient’s hospital stay. We know that having loved ones nearby while in hospital will make our patients more comfortable and will support their recovery. Please keep the following in mind: • QHC welcomes visitors to the hospital to help with the recovery and well being of our patients. • Visiting is based on the condition, care needs, and expressed wishes of the patient at the time of their current hospital experience. • Visiting hours are flexible to accommodate the patient circumstance; there are no prescribed hours. Visiting may be adjusted in timing and the number of visitors based on the clinical care needs of the patient. • Visiting may be interrupted for the provision of patient care. • Visiting may be restricted to protect the health care needs and privacy rights of other patients or to maintain safety and security decisions. • The Quinte 7 Maternity/Paediatrics unit has quiet time between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to support the rest and recovery of patients. Only an adult support person can remain overnight. No children are permitted to stay overnight. • It is recommended that patients admitted to the hospital should have no more than two visitors at a time.



• Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., visitors must enter through designated locations: o QHC BGH – Emergency Entrance o QHC NHH – Emergency Entrance o QHC PECMH – Emergency Entrance o QHC TMH – Emergency Entrance • Visitors who are feeling unwell, have an infection, have symptoms of respiratory illness, symptoms of flu-like illnesses or symptoms of other communicable diseases should not visit. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn as instructed to support existing safety procedure requirements. • Visitors must perform hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol based hand rub before and after visiting a patient. • Visiting children under 12 years must be directly supervised by an adult, who is not the patient.

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Non-Urgent Patient Transfers and Transportation Quinte Health Care believes in providing a standard of excellent patientcentred care and ensuring the safety of all patients throughout their hospital stay, including during times of transport. As primary and secondary referral centres for other health care facilities, QHC provides a variety of in- and out-patient services for residents of the community who may require transportation. Although urgent care may not always be required for transportation, patients sometimes require transportation by personnel trained in the safe portering of patients between facilities. Although you have the right to choose your own non-urgent patient transfer service provider, Pioneer Health Care is QHC’s non-urgent transportation provider of choice. Pioneer Health Care offers transportation for patients who need a stretcher or wheelchair. Pioneer believes that the patient always comes first, and the first priority is getting you or your loved one home. If finances are an issue, please ask about the ‘Pioneer Cares’ program. To contact Pioneer Health Care, please call 1-866-777-2341.

Private Pay Arrangements Patients have the option to research and/or choose their own non-urgent patient transfer provider and may contact the provider they choose with their payment information.

Hospital Services Aroma Café The Aroma Café is located near the entrance of the Charlotte Sills Wing and offers refreshments, snacks and information services. Interac is available. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday:

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Auxiliary Tuck Shop The Auxiliary Tuck Shop is located on the main entrance level (Quinte 3) and offers a wide variety of “convenience store” type items such as beverages, sandwiches, chips, candy, magazines, and gift items such as clothing, toys and jewellry. Interac is available. Usually open Statutory Holidays. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday:

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Cash Machine An automated bank machine is available inside the Sills entrance on level 2 and in the Emergency Department waiting area on level 1. These are owned by the Hospital Auxiliary. A change machine is located inside the main entrance on Hastings 3.

Flowers If you receive flowers, they will be delivered by the florist’s delivery service. Please do not keep heavily scented flowers, as QHC is a reduced-scent environment. Scented products can cause serious reactions, including headache, nausea, breathing difficulties and skin reactions, among our patients, staff, volunteers and our visitors.

Hairdressing & Barbering There is a salon on Sills 4. You may inquire about these services at the Nursing Desk or call ext. 2337

Mail Incoming mail will be delivered to your Patient Care Unit. Please inform friends and family to address your mail as follows: Your Name and Unit / Room Number c/o Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital 265 Dundas Street East Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9 Outgoing mail may be deposited in the Canada Post mailbox outside the main entrance. If postage is attached, mail may be left at the Patient Care Unit for daily pick-up. Stamps are available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Meals Patient meals have been designed with Canada’s Guidelines to Healthy Eating in mind and will allow patients to obtain all of their nutritional requirements. A full range of therapeutic diets such as diabetic and cardiac can be ordered by your physician.

Patient meals are delivered at the following times: Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. If you require dietary changes or have any concerns about menu items, please call ext. 2319. Messages can be left at any time.

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Newspapers Newspapers may be purchased from the Aroma Café on Sills 2 and the Auxiliary Tuck Shop on the main entrance level (Quinte 3).

Parking Visitor/patient parking is available in front of the Charlotte Sills Wing, adjacent to Dundas Street, between MacDonald and First Streets. There is also a parking lot in front of the WCA building, accessed from Dufferin Street. Our visitor lots at QHC Belleville General Hospital are equipped with gated entrances. When visitors enter the gated lot, they will receive a ticket and will bring the ticket with them into the hospital and pay before returning to their vehicle. A paid/validated parking ticket is required in order to exit the gated lot. Pay-as-you-go machines are available in the main entrances of QHC Belleville General Hospital and accept cash and credit cards. Five-day, Ten-day and 30-day passes are also available for purchase at the patient registration desk. Patients and visitors who wish to park in the WCA lot, must enter from Dufferin Street and exit onto MacDonald Street. For the large lot in front of Sills, patients and visitors must enter off of MacDonald Street and exit at the south east corner of the lot. Parking rates are: Hourly: $4 Daily (one time exit): $15 *Daily (with in and out privileges): $15 **5-day pass: $22.50 **10-day pass: $45 **30-day pass (Unlimited in and out privileges - good for one year from the time of purchase.): $110 ***15 minutes or less is free (use the same ticket to exit that you received when you entered the parking lot) *If a visitor selects the “day pass” button and pays their $15, when they put their ticket in the slot at the gate, they will get their ticket back immediately so that it can be used again the same day. **The 5-day, 10-day and 30-day pass are available for purchase at the patient registration office at the main entrance of BGH. ***When you insert your ticket at the kiosk inside the hospital, it will show you how much time has passed since you received your ticket. If it is less than 15 minutes, select “cancel” and use the ticket to exit the parking lot.



Spiritual Health Services Spiritual health care is available to patients, families, care givers, and hospital staff. As part of the health care team, a Spiritual Health Services (SHS) practitioner is on call to serve and support people of all life philosophies, faiths and denominations. They help people draw upon their own resources for wisdom, guidance, strength and healing as they journey through life stages. If you wish spiritual health care support, please request that your nurse contact switchboard. If you wish a visit from your own faith community, a nurse or the SHS practitioner would be pleased to make that contact for you.

Taxis Assistance will be provided, if required, by the Patient Care unit desk or the Switchboard (dial “0”).

Telephones Telephones are installed in most rooms. Our hospital charges a minimal fee for this service. In a semi-private or ward room, telephones are shared between two patients. Incoming calls: Incoming calls can be directly dialed into patient rooms. Please give your family and friends the main hospital telephone number (613) 969-7400, then press 3 + room #. Outgoing calls: Local: Enter 9 + area code + number Long distance: Enter “0” for Switchboard. All long distance calls must be charged to your calling card, home number or collect. If using a calling card, you may go through Bell Canada to make your call – dial 1-800-5551111. Pay phones are available for your convenience in the following locations: • Hastings 3 (main entrance) • Quinte 1 (Emergency Department)

Televisions Those patients who are paying for preferred accommodation (semiprivate/private coverage) and acute care (Q7, Q6, Q5, Q4) or rehab designated beds are entitled to a personal colour television with cable service. Television service may be purchased by patients in other areas. For more information, please contact your television representation at ext. 5574.

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Tim Hortons / On-the-Go A retail location is located on Level 2 in the Hastings Wing and features a variety of hot and cold items including entrees, pizza, soups, sandwiches, a selection of Grab and Go items and hot and cold beverages.

Hours of operation are: Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weekends: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that Interac and credit cards are available.

Vending Machines Twenty-four hour vending machines are located at the Emergency Department entrance (snacks, coffee, soft drinks): on Quinte 5, Quinte 6, Quinte 7 and Sills Wing (snacks, soft drinks): and at the Main Entrance (snacks, soft drinks).

Have we missed anything in this directory that would have been valuable to know? Please let us know by contacting the Communications Department at (613) 969-7400 ext. 2677.



How You Can Help Us You May Wish to Become a QHC Volunteer All four hospitals of Quinte Health Care have highly supportive and dedicated Auxiliaries which strive to assist us in meeting the challenges of providing health care services to our communities. Volunteers provide support and assistance to hospital staff in a number of areas. Volunteer activities are as varied as the Volunteers themselves, and each and every one makes a difference in the lives of our patients. Our Auxiliary members provide input regarding service delivery processes, and provide an outstanding level of financial support for the purchase of hospital equipment, redevelopment and staff education.

How to Become a Volunteer: The QHC Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary operates more than 20 volunteer programs in patient care areas and in revenue-generating services such as the gift shop, coffee bar and tuck shop. New volunteers are always needed to maintain these valuable programs. Email or call Quinte Health Care’s Volunteer Specialist Jay Moxness to discuss your interests, suitability and availability – 613-969-7400 ext. 3376 or jmoxness@qhc.on.ca. Either book a one-on-one orientation session with Jay or complete the online orientation, including completion of the review sheet at www.qhc.on.ca (volunteer section).

The screening process for new volunteers: Patient safety is our number one priority. As an integral part of our hospital team, volunteers coming onboard go through a similar screening process as staff, including the completion of an application form (providing 2 references), proof of up-to-date immunizations, tuberculosis testing and an incident-free police background check. All steps in the screening process will be explained and forms provided. Once the screening process is complete, new volunteers will obtain a hospital ID badge and sign a confidentiality agreement, obtain a smock (volunteer uniform) $20 and Auxiliary Membership $5. The Auxiliary Volunteer Services representative that contacts you for placement will walk you through that process.

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Community Supporters index

Quinte Health Care is grateful to all community supporters, without whose support this Directory would not have been possible. However, an advertisement in this guide does not imply an endorsement by QHC.


Get In The Loop.....................................34

Alarm Systems

Alarm Systems.................................. 29, 39


Hospice Quinte......................................32 The Heart of Hastings Hospice............. 31

Legal Services

Alert - Alarms

A.J. Law...................................................30 Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP....................30

Alzheimer Care


Eden Place Retirement Home.............30

Get In The Loop.....................................34

Alzheimer Information & Support Services


PhysioHouse........................outside back


Alarm Systems.................................. 29, 39

Chiropractic Services

Milestone Cremation Services.............35

Community Support

Quinte & District Rehabilitation Inc..... 31

Cremation Services

Quinte Ortho..........................................37

Alarm Systems.................................. 29, 39

Alzheimer Society..................................34 Quinte Hearing Centre.........................33 PhysioHouse........................outside back Community Living.................................30 Burke Funeral Home.............................. 37 Milestone Cremation Services.............35

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention Centre.....................34

Department Store

Giant Tiger..............................................37

Digital Marketing

Get In The Loop.....................................34

Employment Services

Meta Employment Services.................30

Funeral Homes

Burke Funeral Home.............................. 37


Hitchon’s Hearing Centre.....................34 Tim Davidson Hearing Services...........35

Hearing Aid Services

Quinte Hearing Centre.........................33

Medicaal Alarms Monuments

Occupational Therapy Orthopaedic Services Personal Care

Eden Place Retirement Home.............30


PhysioHouse........................outside back Quinte & District Rehabilitation Inc..... 31

Respite Care

Eden Place Retirement Home.............30 The Bridge Street Retirement Residence...............................................32

Retirement Residences

Eden Place Retirement Home.............30 The Bridge Street Retirement Residence...............................................32

Speech Therapy

Quinte & District Rehabilitation Inc..... 31

Sports Injury

Quinte Ortho..........................................37


Quinte Transit..........................................37

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Stay Safe & Independent with help at the Push of a Button Use Code QHC & Get $50 off 24/7 Alarm Monitoring No phone line required 2-way voice communication

Call 1-833-969-7130 or visit alarmsys.com/pers

Water & shatter resistant Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) connect the wearer to potentially life saving assistance within seconds.




has teamed up with

Providing Personal Injury Legal Services to the Belleville Community

Angela James Angela James Law Firm T 613-779-7100 | F 613-779-7103 angela@ajlaw.ca angelajameslawfirm

D. Joel Dick, Partner Howie, Sacks & Henry TOLL FREE 1.877.474.5997 djdick@hshlawyers.com www.hshlawyers.com Consistently ranked as a top firm in Canada

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Making Employment Transitions Attainable

www.metaservices.ca 613-966-9069

A fully accredited organization supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live a full, valued and rewarding life. For more information: Call 613-969-7407 or visit us online www.communitylivingbelleville.org

Eden Place

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“A tradition of excellence, a legacy of caring”


Our cozy and well maintained facility provides personalized care to each resident and a homely environment to relax, rejuvenate and connect with others. Our residents are our family. Keeping you safe at all times.

38 Everett St., Belleville, ON K8P 3K2 edenplacebelleville.ca • info@edenplacebelleville.ca

(613) 968-8206

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throughout Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.

OHIP FUNDED PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC serves seniors and children under 19.

CHILDREN’S OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY services are also available.

• Physiotherapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Dietitian • Social Work

For more information, contact us at:

613-966-5015 | 1-800-829-7076 Ramada Inn, 11 Bay Bridge Rd, Belleville


The Heart of Hastings Hospice Providing Compassionate End of Life Care

Equipment Lending In-Home Palliative Care Residential Hospice Bereavement Support Caregiver Support Office Open: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm 17 McKenzie St. Madoc, Ontario Phone: 613-473-1880 info@heartofhastingshospice.ca heartofhastingshospice.ca

Serving Centre Hastings, Madoc, Marmora & Lake, Tweed, Tudor & Cashel and Stirling-Rawdon





613-968-7449 or EMAIL admin@bridgestreetretirement.com

BRIDGE STREET: 85 Bridge Street East, Belleville, ON K8N 1L9 www.livinglivita.com


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BELLEVILLE’S ONE-STOP HEARING HEALTH CLINIC 7 Years of Serving Hastings and Prince Edward Counties!

Quinte Hearing Centre is your local audiologist, hearing aid clinic in Belleville and Picton. Our Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Specialists are here to provide you with the healthcare solutions best for you based on your needs. Our focus is on your hearing health. Whether you need a referral to a specialist, assistive listening devices, hearing aids, or even just an annual hearing test, we ensure your needs come first.


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No-Charge Hearing Assessment Hearing Aid Evaluation Hearing Aid Fittings & Follow-Up Custom Ear Plugs Counselling on Hearing Loss & Prevention Third-party insurances accepted (DVA, ODSP, WSIB) Daniel Cassibo



(613) 779-0582

(613) 471-1333

156 North Front Street

149 Main Street

Maxine Armstrong

Hearing Instrument Specialist


If you or your loved ones are having trouble hearing, call us to book your appointment today! quintehearingcentre.ca



HitchonsHearingCentre.ca LATEST TECHNOLOGY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS Replacement Guarantee If Lost or Stolen


BELLEVILLE CLINIC: 150 Sidney St., Unit 106B 613-966-9955


TRENTON CLINIC: 23 Balsam Street 613-955-1000

PICTON CLINIC: 1 McFarland Drive 613-471-1800

CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTRE Toll-Free: 1-800-361-8036

613-962-0892 www.alzheimer.ca/hpe facebook.com/AlzheimerHPE

We offer navigation, education, individual and family support, social recreation, support groups, and so much more. Contact our First Link Care Navigators for information and support today. Sign up your business or organization for Dementia Friendly Community Training today! 613-962-0892 sandra.barnes@alzheimerhpe.ca

Hastings/Prince Edward

Tel.: 613-962-7227


The Crisis team is available 24 hours / day, 7 days / week to anyone over the age of 16, experiencing a situation or condition affecting their mental health. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Crisis Intervention Counselling Services will be available by telephone only - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Walk in and scheduled in-person appointments are temporarily suspended on account of COVID related considerations

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HEARING SERVICES Carrying on Tim’s name with pride. Registered ADP, WSIB, DVA

4 Local Family Owned 4 Latest in Technology 4 Best Quality Service 4 Home Visits Available 4 No Hidden Fees or Contracts 4 Hearing tests

90 Day Trial Full Money Back Guarantee

Open: Mon–Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm; Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm Email: tdhearingservice@gmail.com Bay View Mall | 470 Dundas Street East | Belleville


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t: 613.966.6653 | tollfree: 1.866.608.9990



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“Serving families since 1941” Complete Funeral & Cremation Services Advance Funeral Planning & Affordable Cost Options

Directors Our team works together to provide a collaborative and caring approach to diagnosing, treating and educating our patients.



THE FITTING ROOM A comprehensive store for all your bracing and post surgery needs.

613-962-2040 250 Sidney St., Belleville, ON K8P 3Z3


Eric Thompson, Jeff Tureski, Terry Burke, Kayla Albanese, Laurason Gunning

Pre Planning Director Sarah Tirelli

Committed to your Independence Now Serving Seniors

Serving Quinte West, Municipality of Brighton and Prince Edward County

613-392-9640/Fax 613-392-3872 www.quinteaccess.org info@quinteaccess.org Keeping our community on the move.

Office Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Your Health Care - Be Involved

Physiotherapy • Chiropractic • Massage Therapy Acupuncture • Shockwave • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Vertigo/Vestibular Rehab • Concussion Management Knee Bracing • Chiropody/Foot Care • Custom Orthotics

PhysioHouse Trenton

PhysioHouse Belleville

65 Ontario St. Trenton P: 613-651-1577 E: trenton@physiohouse.ca

210 Dundas St., E Unit 106 Belleville P: 613-554-9923 E: belleville@physiohouse.ca

PhysioHouse Colborne

PhysioHouse Cobourg

4 Victoria Square Colborne P: 289-265-0555 E: colborne@physiohouse.ca

541 William St., Unit 9A COBOURG P: 289-252-0980 E: cobourg@physiohouse.ca