What Patients Need to Know...
LWHA strives to provide patients safe, quality care using a patient-centered approach throughout the organization. For safety concerns or general questions, please notify a member of your health care team. If you are know you are being admitted to the hospital, please remember to bring the following:
- Health Card or Identification showing your Name, Address and Date of Birth
- Any Additional Accommodations Insurance Card
- All Medications you are currently taking
- Pyjamas, bathrobe and slippers
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, shampoo and body/hand lotion. These items are not supplied by the hospital.
- Hearing aids with extra batteries, or other necessary assistance devices (if applicable)
- Reading Material
Please do NOT bring any valuables, jewellery or large sums of money. We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
You may have Additional Health Insurance to cover the cost of a Private or Semi-Private room. You will be required to present your coverage card to staff for proof of coverage. The hospital will submit claims to your insurance company on your behalf. Please let staff know if you have extra insurance coverage if you are admitted.
Room Rates: Private: $250.00 or Semi-Private: $235.00.
Cafeteria & Vending Machines
Cafeterias are located on ground floor at LMH and the basement at WDH. Vending Machines are available 24 hours/day. Change Machines are located at the Main Entrance at LMH and in the Cafeteria at WDH. ATMs are not available on site.
Listowel Hours: Currently Closed due to Flood
Wingham Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Based off community Covid-19 activity the Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance is making a change to our Family visitor and Caregiver support restrictions. Effective Wednesday Dec 10th general visiting will not be permitted. Patients admitted to any of our inpatient units may be permitted, if deemed necessary, 1 Essential Caregiver per day between the hours of 12-8pm. With a maximum of 2 Essential Caregivers per patient stay in hospital. Pediatric patients under the age of 10 will be permitted 1 essential caregiver regardless of isolation precautions. An Essential Caregiver is more than a casual visitor and is deemed necessary for the well-being of a patient. Essential caregivers will be determined in collaboration with the patient’s care team and the LWHA COVID Supervisor.
Use the parking lots located across from the Main Entrance at LMH or Emergency Entrance at WHD.
Listowel: Cost of $2 upon Exit (accepts coins $2, $1, $0.25)
Wingham: Free of Charge
Change Machines are located at the Main Registration at LMH and in the Cafeteria at WDH. ATM’s are not available on site.
Telephones: Free service available. Dial 9 prior to number
Internet: Free Wi-Fi is available! The network is LWHA-GUEST with no password.
Televisions: Daily Fee: $5.00
For activation and payment instructions, refer to the Television Rental Agreement form in your Admission Package.
If you have questions about your medications while in hospital, please reach out to your healthcare team. Pharmacists are available Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm at Ext. 6478 or 6493.
Please bring all current medications to the hospital, including blister packs, puffers, eye drops, vitamins etc. and a list of your Allergies.
FALLS PREVENTION/FALL RISK
PREVENTING DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)
DVT is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein, often in the calf or thigh. The clot can partially or completely block blood flow and damage vessels. If a blood clot breaks free, it can travel to the lungs and cause pulmonary embolus. You will work with your healthcare team to prevent a DVT by determining the prevention methods.
Exercising your lower leg muscles several times per day
use of compression stockings, especially when sitting for long periods of time.
Medicine therapies such as blood thinners.
Pressure ulcers (bedsores) are caused by constant pressure that damages skin and underlying tissue. Every patient is assessed on admission for risk of skin breakdown. Prevention strategies include.
- Adequate diet with protein
- Frequent mobilization/changes in position
- Protection from friction/sheer during movement