Active Care Unit

The Active Care Unit is a 31 bed unit consisting of:

  • 28 Medical/Surgical beds
  • 3 bed Special Care Unit(Level II ICU)

Our staff is dedicated to delivering compassionate, patient-focused care for the duration of your hospital stay. 

The Active Care Unit is comprised of a skilled team of physicians, nurses, a unit clerk, physiotherapists and assistants, pharmacists and assistants, a discharge planner, Community Care Access Center (CCAC) liaison, and dieticians. 

The Active Care Unit also has spiritual/pastoral care, supportive care and palliative care services available to our patients and their families. 

We are committed to ensuring that you receive the support needed for your recovery and we are dedicated to your safety while you are a patient under our care.

Please view the following for more information:
Patient Information Book
Tips for Patients and Families
Scent Free Zone
Guidelines for Visitors
 

WHAT TO BRING WHILE IN HOSPITAL:

  • Health Card
  • Insurance card/information
  • Toiletries
  • Nightwear, housecoat, slippers with rubber soles
  • Your medication
  • CPAP Machine, Equipment and Distilled Water

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO THE HOSPITAL

  • Large sums of money
  • Valuables
  • Hot water bottles
  • Cell Phones
  • Heating pads
  • Electric blankets

PATIENT SAFETY - YOUR HEALTH CARE - BE INVOLVED!

  • Speak up if you have questions or concerns about your care.
  • Tell a member of your health care team about your past illnesses and your current health condition.
  • Bring all your medications with you when you come to the hospital or to a medical appointment.
  • Tell a member of your health care team if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medication or food

BEST PRACTICE FOR PATIENT SAFETY
The Active Care Unit is dedicated to developing relationships with community partners. We have implemented several inpatient programs in order to optimize patient outcomes.

SMOKING CESSATION
For inpatients on the Active Care Unit we offer smoking cessation aids, nicotine replacement therapy and counsel in order to make your hospital stay more comfortable. We can assist you to develop a plan to stop smoking for good!  This progrm is offered through our partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Please visit the links below for more information.

www. smokershelpline.ca
www.ottawamodel.ca

ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME PATHWAY
Our team of healthcare professionals has implemented Best Practice Guidelines in conjunction with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in order to provide the best possible care to patients who have experienced a heart attack or angina. Please visit the links below for more information.

www.heartandstroke.com
www.ottawaheart.ca

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE PATHWAY
Our team of healthcare professionals has implemented Best Practice Guideline tools in conjunction with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in order to provide patient and family teaching for patients diagnosed and living with CHF. For more information please see our Patient Information Booklet on this subject.

 

We are committed to providing a safe, secure and respectful environment for our patients, staff and visitors
and will not tolerate any form of violent, abusive or aggressive behaviour.