In fulfilling our mission, Woodstock Hospital strives to provide accessible care in a manner that respects dignity and independence of people with disabilities.Woodstock Hospital is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for all patients, employees and visitors. We are committed to meeting the standards outlined in the province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please see the Commitment Statement ( PDF ) from our President and CEO Natasa Veljovic.
Many initiatives are under-way across the organization to ensure that our care and services are accessible to people with disabilities. We will continue to update these webpages with more information about our accessibility services.
Woodstock Hospital is committed to ensuring accessibility to all patients and their visitors. You may find the following information useful when planning your visit to our hospital. Before your visit, please check if there are any Temporary Disruptions so that you may plan your visit appropriately.
If the animal cannot accompany the person with the disability, staff ensures measures are available for the person to obtain, use and benefit from care and services.
Patients may wish to discuss bringing service animals to appointments with hospital staff when booking appointments; we can provide information to the patient that may be helpful to him or her when accessing care or services.
Woodstock Hospital requests patients bring with them assistive devices they use to carry out everyday activities when accessing care and services. Woodstock Hospital makes reasonable efforts to ensure that patients with disabilities can use their assistive devices while in the organization.
Assistive devices include (but are not limited to): wheelchairs, hearing aids, adaptive computer technologies, walkers, crutches, and personal sound amplification devices.
Woodstock Hospital welcomes support people who accompany patients with disabilities to hospital premises.
Reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that people with disabilities have access to their support person except where the safety of a person is a risk.
If the support person cannot accompany the person with the disability, staff ensures measures are available for the person to obtain, use and benefit from care and services.