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Schulich Heart Program - COVID-19 Information

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Important note about visitors

In order to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, there will be no visitors permitted at Sunnybrook during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of essential care partners. We understand that this is a difficult change for those with loved ones who need to be in the hospital, but it is an important precaution being put in place to ensure the safety of all those at Sunnybrook, including our sickest and most vulnerable patients. View full details about these changes at

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and updates to this information might occur daily. Please check back often.

- Last updated July 8, 2020

Is my appointment at the Schulich Heart Centre cancelled?

Your physician/clinic office will contact you if your appointment is cancelled.

While Sunnybrook is safe and remains open to our patients, we are taking precautionary steps during the COVID-19 pandemic to limit the number of people in the hospital during this time. This includes the cancellation of any non-urgent visits to the hospital. Your follow-up appointment might be postponed, or your physician’s office may reach out to you to set up a telephone or virtual appointment if possible. You can enter the hospital through the M-Wing entrance (M1 - main hospital entrance). Please note: visitors and companions for outpatient appointments are not permitted at this time, until further notice.

What are you doing to protect us? We have coronary heart disease or hypertension and that may put us at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

We are taking all precautions, including limiting the number of people on site. No visitors to units or companions to appointments will be permitted. This policy has been put in place to help protect you. Our Infection Prevention & Control team is diligent in ensuring the best practices are maintained to protect our patients and staff. This includes cleaning surfaces often, limiting visitors and using the proper personal protective equipment when needed. We are also encouraging our physicians to consider virtual appointments so that you can access care from home, if possible. When that is not possible, we ensure all protocols are followed to protect you while you are on site.

How can I get to the Schulich Heart Centre?

You can enter and be screened at the M-Wing doors (M1 - main hospital entrance). Please practice hand hygiene as you move throughout the hospital between appointments.

My friend / family member is an inpatient on a cardiac unit. Can I still visit?

No visitors are allowed at this time, with the exception of some essential care partners. We appreciate your understanding as we try to keep our patients and staff safe. 

I don’t feel well. Is it COVID-19? What do I do?

If you have difficulty breathing or other severe symptoms and need immediate medical help, please call 9-1-1.

If you feel slightly unwell, please call the nursing line at 416-480-5000 for an assessment.

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