Visiting WGH

Visiting Whitehorse General Hospital

Contact

Whitehorse General Hospital by phone at 867-393-8700

We welcome and encourage family and friends to visit patients staying in the hospital. Visitors provide much-needed support to our patients during the healing process, helping them to feel less lonely and more comfortable.
 

Visiting Hours: 
10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day

Information about our current Café Lunch Menu is located here: Meals & Snacks

Maternity Unit

Healthy adults and healthy siblings of newborns are welcome to spend time with mom and baby during visiting hours. There is also a sleeper chair in each room for mom’s support person to stay overnight.


Pediatric (Children’s) Unit

Family and friends are very welcome to visit during visiting hours, as long as they have no signs of illness. A cot (small bed) can be brought into the child’s room for a parent to stay overnight. You are also welcome to bring in a child’s favourite foods and snacks. A microwave and fridge are located on the unit.


All Units

To keep your loved one and all of our patients safe, we ask that you:

Visit only if you feel well

If you have a cough, sore throat, fever or are just not feeling as well as usual, it is best that you not come to the hospital to visit. There is a risk that you could make your family member or friend sicker. Instead of coming to the hospital, you can call on the phone or have a video chat over the Internet. There is a phone in every patient room and a guest Internet service. To call a patient room, dial 867-393-8700 and ask for the patient by name.

Clean your hands just before going into a patient’s room and when you leave

Even if you are not sick, germs on your hands could make a patient sick. There is hand sanitizer in the halls, in patient rooms, and in many other spots throughout the hospital. Rub the foam all over your hands and in between your fingers. Be sure to clean the hands of any children with you too.

If you are visiting more than one person, clean your hands again before visiting the second patient. It is best to also clean your hands when you are about to leave the hospital.

Remember that all Yukon hospitals are scent-free and smoke-free facilities

 


More information

Parking & Directions

Allergies & Sensitivities (including information about our scent-free and smoke-free facilities)

Making sense of scents at Yukon Hospitals pamphlet (PDF)

Cell Phone & Internet

 

Last Updated:Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:20