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 acceptable as are those available at retailers in our community. Patients will still be seen in our Emergency Department, regardless if they are wearing a mask. Patients going for a procedure where they must remove their mask will be asked to store it with their personal items.

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

    Planning for my Surgery

    What to Bring Day of Surgery

    • On the day of surgery, and for discharge, wear comfortable loose fitting clothing that is easy to get on and off.
    • Your health card.
    • Bring your glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, and dentures with storage cases labelled with your name.
    • Bring your CPAP, Bi-level machines, or dental appliance if you use one for sleep apnea
      * It is important to bring these items if you use them, otherwise your surgery may be cancelled.
    • Any crutches, cane, braces, or walker that you have been told to bring by your surgeon, labelled with your name, brought in by family/friend after your surgery.
    • If you are staying overnight or longer, pack a small bag with a few personal hygiene items, such as: toothbrush and toothpaste, brush/comb, ear plugs (to help you sleep at night), shampoo, sanitary products, razor and shaving cream, deodorant, bathrobe, socks, and non-slip shoes or slippers that are easy to put on.

    What NOT to Bring or Wear Day of Surgery

    • Remove all jewelry and body piercings.
    • Do not wear makeup, false eyelashes, hairpins, deodorant, or talcum powder.
    • Remove nail polish and artificial nails.
    • Do not wear perfume, aftershave, or other scented products.
    • Do not bring personal items such as cell phones, wallets, purses, credit cards, electronics, etc.