Patients & Visitors

Visitation Policy

Our revised visitation policy has been activated to reduce the opportunity for the COVID-19 virus to spread in our hospitals during this time.

Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, patients who are COVID-19 positive may not receive visitors. Every effort will be made to provide virtual visits for these patients.

Non-COVID-19 positive patients are permitted two visitors at a time.

For reasons of:

  • Reducing the risks of COVID-19
  • Providing a quiet healing environment
  • Providing greater safety for patients and staff

Exceptions are being made for extenuating circumstances, such as end of life or unique patient needs.

Patients with fever and respiratory infection symptoms are placed in isolation for the protection of staff and other patients.

Anyone entering an isolation room will wear personal protective equipment that includes gloves, gowns, respiratory protection and eye protection.

For patients in isolation for other than COVID-19, visitation will be limited to one visitor per day. The visitor must wear the required PPE to gain entry.

All visitors will be screened for symptoms of the flu and possible COVID-19. Anyone with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed access.

We are making every effort to educate and inform the public on ways to remain healthy, including rigorous and frequent hand washing, through this website and our social media outlets. Please check back often for updates.

Food Services

There is a wide variety of choices for meals and snacks at Halifax Health:

France Tower Cafe’

Located on Level 1 of the France Tower, the France Tower Café offers gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups, pizzas and pastries.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Guest Meal Trays

Room Service is primarily for patients. However, guest trays are available on most units for $4 for breakfast and $6 for lunch or dinner, paid for by cash only.