WEARING A MASK IS STILL REQUIRED TO ENTER SUNNYBROOK. VISITORS AND PATIENTS MUST ALSO BE ASYMPTOMATIC & SHOULD BE FULLY VACCINATED. »

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Information for patients undergoing surgery or procedures during COVID-19

For your health, and for the safety of staff, we want to ensure you minimize your chance of getting COVID-19 in the time leading up to your procedure or surgery. Please follow the instructions below to help you minimize your risk. 

If you are a cancer patient starting new treatment, please visit our resource for cancer patients.

Hygiene

  • Wash your hands often for at least 15 seconds
  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces

Monitor symptoms

Immediately notify your surgeon if you or your household or close contacts develop any COVID-19 symptoms, or are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Day of procedure or surgery

Belongings

Do not bring valuables to the hospital.

If you are going home the day of surgery, your belongings will be placed in an individual locker. Your belongings will be returned to you once you arrive on the post-operative unit after surgery.

If you are being admitted to the hospital after surgery, your belongings will be placed in a tagged bag, which is then placed in a secure locker area. After surgery, a patient service partner will deliver your belongings to you on your post-operative unit.

Visitors

In order to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, Sunnybrook is limiting the number of visitors in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If a patient is here for day surgery, one visitor/companion is permitted to accompany the patient and wait in the OR waiting room as long as there is available seating. When the seating is full, visitors/companions must wait in common areas such as cafeterias.

» Learn more about our visitor policy during the COVID-19 pandemic