Hamilton Health Sciences
Women's Reproductive Health & Newborn Care
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Directions to Labour and Delivery FROM 7:00AM to 8:00PM:

1. Park in the Visitor's Parking lot, to the east of the hospital
2. Enter through the front lobby, and take an immediate right - please use the black phone located to the left of the Maternity Ward doors to contact the Nursing Station to be allowed into the unit

Directions to Labour and Delivery AFTER HOURS FROM 8:00PM to 7:00AM:

1. Park in the Visitor's Parking lot, to the east of the hospital
2. Enter through the Emergency Department, located at the east side of the hospital; please DO NOT go to the front lobby as the doors will be locked
3. Speak to the Triage Nurse, they will direct you to Labour and Delivery
4. Please use the black phone located to the left of the Maternity Ward doors to contact the Nursing Station to be allowed into the unit

Directions to West Lincoln Memorial - 169 Main St. E., Grimsby, ON L3M 1P3

From Toronto

  • Take the QEW towards Niagara
  • Take the Bartlett Avenue exit in Grimsby
  • Turn right onto the South Service Road
  • Turn left on Bartlett
  • Follow to Main Street
  • Turn right onto Main Street East
  • Follow to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, which will be on the right
  • Park in the Visitor's parking lot, located just before the hospital building

From Niagara

  • Take QEW to Bartlett Avenue in Grimby, exit 68
  • Turn left on Bartlett
  • Follow to Main Street
  • Turn right onto Main Street East
  • Follow to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, which will be on the right
  • Park in the Visitor's parking lot, located just before the hospital building 

Visiting the Hospital

Visitors are an important part of patient care. However, we need to limit the number of visitors to help prevent the spread of infection, ensure patient safety and help patients rest and recover.

Here are our guidelines for visiting:

Labour and Delivery Unit
Your partner or support person can be with you in the Labour and Delivery Unit to help and support you through your labour and birth. You may have one other support person with you if you wish during this time. In some situations it may be necessary to change your support person during labour.

If you plan to have your children with you during labour, discuss this with your doctor or midwife during your pregnancy, before you come to the hospital. Help your children prepare for this experience. Talk with them about where they will go and what they will see and hear. At the hospital there must be an adult, other than your partner or support person, with the children at all times. The hospital does not provide childcare services.

Maternity Ward
WLMH has open visiting hours. During visiting hours, you can have 2 healthy adult visitors. This includes your partner or support person. Choose the family members and friends who are most important to you to visit you at the hospital. If other people wish to visit, please ask them to visit you at home.

Outside of visiting hours, if you are in a private room, your partner or support person can stay overnight to help you care for your baby. As you need to rest in bed, your partner or support person will sleep in the reclining chair. Please keep this chair away from the door and leave enough room for staff to come in. To stay overnight in your private room, your partner or support person must wear clothes or pajamas. He or she should also bring:

  • a pillow;
  • toiletries;
  • towel and washcloth;
  • food;
  • snacks.

The staff will show your partner or support person the visitor's washroom. He or she must not use a patient's washroom or shower. Your partner or support person can store food in the refrigerator on the unit. Please label food containers with your name.

Your baby's siblings may visit, provided a parent or a responsible adult stays with them at all times. No other children are allowed to visit on the Maternity Ward.

Important things to remember

  • Exceptions to the visiting guidelines can be made in special situations. Please talk to your doctor, midwife or nurse before coming to the hospital.
  • We ask that your visitors be in good health. If your visitors are not feeling well, please ask them not to visit. This includes symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea or vomiting.
  • Visiting guidelines may change in certain situations. There may be times when no children or only 1 visitor can visit for infection control reasons. When you come to the hospital, please look for our infection control posters.
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital • Grimsby, Ontario • 905-945-2253