What to Expect
The Cardiac Renal unit is a 32-bed unit comprised of 20 telemetry beds, isolation, private, semi-private and ward beds. The multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, RN's, RPN's, pharmacist, social worker, dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, home and community care and patient service clerks.
The team provides care to a wide variety of medical patients. Patients we service include: Cardiac/Telemetry, renal, diabetes, complex geriatric, respiratory, gastrointestinal and general medicine.
The Cardiac Renal team will introduce themselves to you and your loved ones and every shift the team will do a report at your bedside. The staff hourly round on you to meet your needs.
Having a family member admitted to the hospital is an overwhelming experience for patients and families. We welcome all your questions and concerns and there are support resources available to meet you and your loved ones needs. If you're feeling overwhelmed, we encourage you to speak to a member of your healthcare team or a social worker.
For your stay
Handwashing is required upon entry and exit of the unit.
Anyone with a fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea or a communicable disease(like chickenpox/shingles) should not visit our unit.
What to Bring
Please bring all personal care items such as a toothbrush/toothpaste. Good shoes or slippers.
The Cardiac & Renal Inpatient Unit is located on the fourth floor of the health centre. To navigate from the Main entrance:
Upon discharge you will be given instructions and educational material on the medications that are new to you since being admitted to the hospital.
If you had a procedure such as an angiogram/angioplasty you will receive detailed instructions and educational material for aftercare including activity level, nutrition and dressing care.