Patients are able to get in and out of bed in Unit 2A much safer due to new bedside safety mats designed to prevent falls. The mats, which were made possible through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, have beveled edges for easy patient transfers from wheelchairs and lifts, and non-slip surfaces and padding underneath.
Patient Accounts and Cashier services, located beside Admitting, are available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekends, except holidays. Cashiers offer safe keeping services.
Billing staff located in the Emergency Department are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the weekends. Billing staff register patient accommodation requests, request changes, prepare billings and verify insurance coverage on request.
If you know that you will be discharged on a holiday, please arrange to settle your account in advance as only basic cashier coverage will be provided by Admitting. The Health Sciences Centre accepts cheque, cash, Interact and major credit cards.