You must wear a mask, practice proper hand hygiene, and always maintain physical distancing.
Entry to our HSC campus is limited to specific entry points until further notice.
All visitors must enter at one of the following entrances:
- 665 William Avenue (HSC Women’s Hospital)
- 700 William Avenue (main entrance, Children’s and Adult Emergency)
- 820 Sherbrook Street (HSC Children’s, Rehab, Dialysis drop-off and waiting area)
- 771 Bannatyne Avenue (PsychHealth Centre)
- 817 Bannatyne Avenue (Mental Health Crisis Response Centre)
- 800 Sherbrook Street (Rehab Hospital) — open Monday – Friday 07:30-17:00
- 840 Sherbrook Street (HSC Children’s) — open Monday – Friday 07:30-17:00
For more information on infections at HSC Winnipeg, please visit the Shared Health Infection, Prevention & Control site.
RSV Season: Visitor Restrictions in Pediatric Critical Care Units
Due to an early presence of RSV in Manitoba, Infection Prevention & Control will begin the RSV prophylaxis program on Thursday, November 3, 2022. With the start of the program, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) visitor restrictions come into effect and will last for the duration of the program.
To prevent illness in vulnerable infants and children during RSV season, these visitor restrictions are in effect for all Pediatric Critical Care areas:
• All visitors must be free of illness
• Ensure visitors are engaging in hand hygiene, proper PPE and appropriate infection control measures
• Children under age 5 are not permitted to visit
• Twin siblings are allowed if they are free of illness
• Children under 12 should have up-to-date immunizations and be accompanied by a parent
- Up to four General Visitors will be permitted in Green Zones. Up to two visitors will be permitted in the room at one time
- Up to two designated caregivers may be permitted in Emergency Departments and for outpatient appointments
- Up to four designated caregivers may permitted in pediatric acute areas (HSC Children’s Emergency Department), with two permitted at one time. One may remain overnight with the pediatric patient
- Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the care team
For details and exceptions, see:
For exceptions, see Designated Caregiver and Visitor Guidelines.
Masks continue to be required at HSC and a medical mask will be provided prior to entry. Exceptions exist for children under 5, those who cannot put on/remove them on their own, and those actively experiencing breathing difficulties.
Manitobans are reminded that there are no valid face mask medical exemption cards available in Manitoba. These cards will not be accepted at HSC.
Do your part: Preventing the spread of respiratory viruses is everyone’s responsibility
Keep your distance
Continue to stay six feet away from others, even if you’re wearing a mask and are fully vaccinated.
Wear a mask
A medical mask is required, even if you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza. A mask will be provided prior to entry.
Exceptions for medical reasons will be considered with a note from your health care provider. Exemption cards from the internet are not accepted.
Keep your mask on for the entire duration of your visit, unless instructed otherwise by our staff to receive care.
Wash your hands
Use the hand sanitizer stations available everywhere on our campus to clean your hands.
Germs are everywhere and most are spread by hand contact or coughing and sneezing. Whether at home or in the hospital, proper hand hygiene is one of the single most important ways to stop the spread of infection. Protect yourself and others by covering your cough or sneeze with the bend of your arm or a paper tissue.