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Accessibility

Picture demonstrates examples of accessibility throughout Woodstock Hospital

Contact:

519-421-4211 ext. 2286




Woodstock Hospital is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for all patients, employees and visitors, and to meeting the standards outlined in the province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available at all entrances to our hospital. Anyone needing assistance with a wheelchair can also dial "0" on any of our hospital telephones to speak with switchboard and request a wheelchair.

Service Animals

Service Animals are also welcome on our property.  You are encouraged to discuss bringing the service animal with you when booking your first appointment with our hospital staff.

Assistive Devices

Woodstock Hospital requests patients bring with them assistive devices they use to carry out everyday activities when accessing care and services. Woodstock Hospital makes every effort will be made 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.

Support Persons

Woodstock Hospital welcomes support people who accompany patients with disabilities to hospital premises. Every effort 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.


Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Policy

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 has as its stated purpose: to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises on or before January 1, 2025. Click here to read more...

Accessibility Plan 2019-2024 

This plan describes the measures that WH has taken in the past and the measures that WH will take during the next five year period (2019-2024) to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities who live, work in or use the hospital, including patients and their family members, staff, health care practitioners, volunteers and members of the community. Click here to read more...

Accessibility Tip Sheet

Woodstock General Hospital is committed to delivering accessible care in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of all patients with disabilities. Asking “How may I help you?” first will allow the patient to explain if and how you can assist them. Click here to read more...

Staff Accessibility Pamphlet

Some people living with disabilities may require assistive devices to help them function and increase their participation in routine activities. These may be mobility devices like wheelchairs, walkers or scooters; computer software or hardware; or sensory devices such as hearing aids. Click here to read more...

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