Halton Healthcare Introduces Virtual Visiting Program

Halton Healthcare is helping patients stay connected with loved ones through the COVID19 pandemic.  It’s introduced a Virtual Visiting program, and an Email a Patient program.
The Virtual Visiting Program helps patients visit with their loved ones over the internet while visitor restrictions are in effect. Those who are not able to use their own devices to communicate through audio or video chats can receive assistance with hospital devices and technology platforms. The Virtual Visiting Program is available seven days a week between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. The Virtual Visiting Program aims to accommodate all requests but please note that 24 hours’ notice is recommended.
The Email a Patient Program is an established program at Halton Healthcare allowing individuals to send emails to patients in the hospital when they are not able to visit in person. The email is printed by one of our team members, sealed and delivered to the patient.
“Family support is always important, especially at this time. While we have had to temporarily restrict visitors to our hospitals for safety during this pandemic, we want to ensure that patients can stay in touch and connected with their families and friends,” explains Trish Carlton, Director, Communications & Public Affairs. “These programs allow us to protect our patients, staff and community while utilizing technologies to provide alternative ways to visit and communicate.”
Halton Healthcare operates hospitals in Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills.  Families are invited to visit their official website for more information, and to book a visit.