You Asked Us: Can I bring my dog to the hospital?

Spring 2018

Family pet visits are not permitted for the health and safety of other patients, visitors and staff. This policy does not apply to service animals.

London Health Sciences Centre recognizes the therapeutic benefit of pet visits for certain patients and has partnered with St. John’s Ambulance to provide a pet therapy program in several patient units at the hospital. Speak to a caregiver to see if there is a pet visit coming up.

Requests for pet visits may be considered on compassionate grounds. In this instance, a pet may be brought into the hospital with the approval of the manager of the patient care unit. There are a number of steps to approve such a visit, including proof of vaccination and completing a pet waiver and release form.

If you wish to bring the pet of a patient to the hospital for a compassionate visit, please speak with the patient’s caregiver to start the conversation.




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