The Acute Medicine Team’s goal is to provide exceptional care to each patient and their support persons. Our specialized health care team practices collaborative evidence based care to assist you through your acute health issue. Our team is committed to providing excellent, compassionate care in a respectful environment every day. We will do everything possible to accommodate your needs and facilitate your transition back into the community. We will always keep you informed and involved in your plan of care.
Our Medicine program has 63 acute medical beds distributed between:
- 5 West (with cardiac telemetry monitoring)(21 beds)
- 5 South and 4 South (21 beds each)
The program's major emphasis is on acute care interventions (such as Telemetry - Cardiac telemetry is the continuous monitoring of a patient's heart rate and rhythm, cardiac care, stroke care) by the inter-disciplinary team, patient and family education, planning for the continuum of care including links with the community, outpatient clinics and the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Who we are and what we do
We are an interdisciplinary team that manages your care during an acute stay. The Acute Medicine Team consists of:
- Discharge Planner
- Social Worker
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapist
- Respiratory Therapist
- Personal Support Workers (PSW)
- Environmental Aide
- Unit Clerk
Your health care team will consist of a number of the professionals listed here and is customized to suit the specific care you need. They will work with you to plan your goals and set a treatment plan that is reasonable. In addition, family conferences may be scheduled if required and/or requested to review the plan of care. These meetings help to identify and discuss issues related to your progress and discharge plans.
What You Should Know About Your Hospital Stay
What to Bring to the Hospital
- Supportive, non-slip shoes
- Socks, (non-skid recommended)
- Loose fitting clothing – please label all clothing items to prevent any loss.
- Hearing aids/ batteries
- Razor/shaving cream
- Eye glasses
- Leisure supplies
Joseph Brant Hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen items, including money, dentures, hearing-aids, glasses etc .
To provide complete and accurate treatment, it is important to bring a list of medication that you are currently taking including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and naturopathic or homeopathic remedies.
If you bring in your own medication, we will encourage you to send it home. You may ask for safe storage while in the hospital, however our storage space is very limited.
Televisions with cable hookup are available for rent and the order forms are available at the team centre.
Internet Service is available for purchase through the Gift Shop in the main hospital lobby.
Telephones will be billed at an additional cost.
Visiting Hours are from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please speak to your care staff if you need to make alternate arrangements.
Parking at a reduced rate for extended stays or frequent visitors can be arranged through the staff at the parking kiosk in the parking lot.
Please feel free to contact our team members in the following ways:
To reach the units
5 South – 905-632-3720 ext.4140
5 West - 905-632-3720 ext.4141
4 South - 905-632-3720 ext.4851
To reach Program Managers
5 South & 5 West –905-632-3737 ext.1464
4 South - 905-632-3737 ext.1350
To reach Program Director
905-632-3737 ext. 5773