Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are NOT acceptable. When you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner a hospital approved mask will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Patients going for a procedure where they must remove the mask will be asked to keep it ready to be put back on once the procedure is completed.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

Your Hospital Stay


Registration is located just off the main lobby at the Ramsey Lake Health Centre. Please remember to bring your Ontario Health Card and pertinent insurance information with you when you go to register. 

During your admission, you will receive an identification bracelet to be worn at all times. Your identification bracelet is our means of identifying you for treatment, medications and emergency purposes. Please do not remove it from your wrist.


Your doctor will advise you when you may go home. Please make necessary transportation arrangements with a family member or friend. Ensure that you have all of your belongings and hospital cards, as well as aftercare instructions and prescriptions as needed. It is important that you understand all the instructions about your medications, diet, activity and return appointments. If you have any questions, a member of the health care team will assist you.

What to Bring / What NOT to Bring


  • Your Ontario Health Card with you
  • Your own toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, hand soap, shampoo, tissues, deodorant, razor and cream, comb and brush
  • Your own pajamas, a robe, slippers and your own pillow if you wish
  • Any aids you use such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs, hearing aids, dentures, and eyeglasses (be sure to have your name labeled on all of these items)
  • All current medications you are taking in their original containers  

Don't Bring:

  • Money and valuables with you. Bank machines are located in the main lobby of each hospital site if you require funds. If you have jewelry, credit cards or large sums of money with you, please ask a family member or friend to take them home.

Food Services

If your condition permits, you will receive a daily menu to refer to when choosing your meals (check with your nurse about specific meal times for your unit). Your healthcare provider, family or friends can help you fill this out. If you follow a special diet, please let us know when you arrive. If you would like to talk to a dietitian while you are here, let your healthcare provider know.

Television Rental

Entertainment and TV rental services are available right at the bedside, provided by HealthHub Patient Engagement Solutions. Patients or their loved ones can complete the rental process anytime by visiting is available 24/7 to also help answer questions related to local channel guides and request customer service assistance.  


Hotel Accommodations

Are you traveling from areas outside the City of Greater Sudbury to receive care at Health Sciences North and require a place to stay? For your convenience please refer to this list of hotels in Sudbury that offer discounted medical rates to patients and their families. 

When booking a hotel, do not forget to request a Medical Rate and inquire about whether proof of appointment is required. 

Academic Health Sciences Centre

Health Sciences North is a teaching  hospital, affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University, Cambrian College and Collège Boréal. During your visit to the hospital, you will be seen by a team of health care professionals, some of which may be in-training. Individuals in-training will identify themselves to you as learners or medical residents.

Working under the close supervision of hospital staff and attending physicians, they play an important role in the care and treatment of you and your family.

Do not hesitate to ask them any questions about their role in your care. If you have questions or concerns, please consult your physician.