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You Need to Know...

Eastern Health hospitals and health care facilities are:
Latex is found in rubber products and can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.
  • Rubber balloons are not permitted in any of our hospitals.  Only mylar (metallic) balloons are permitted.
  • If you have a latex allergy, it is important that you inform us in advance of your stay.  Special arrangements will have to be made for your surgical procedure and hospital care.

To provide a safe and healthy setting for our patients, staff and visitors, all facilities of Eastern Health are scent-free. 

Eastern Health is committed to building a healthy workplace and promoting and supporting health among the people and communities of the eastern region. With this in mind, Eastern Health has developed a Scent Safety Policy. This policy includes guidelines to reduce risk associated with exposure to scents. 

This policy applies to all Eastern Health employees, physicians, volunteers, students, and agents. It also applies to outside contractors, service providers, patients, clients, residents, and the general public as enforced by those mentioned above.
Scented and perfumed products contain chemicals which can cause serious problems for many people, especially those with asthma, allergies, and sensitivities, and include:
  • Perfume / Cologne 
  • Deodorant / Aftershave 
  • Hair Spray / Body Spray 
  • Scented Creams and Lotions 
  • Candles / Air Fresheners
Please avoid using or bringing in scented products while visiting our healthcare sites.  Please also refrain from using or wearing scented products when our staff visit your home.


It is the policy of Eastern Health to provide a tobacco- and smoke-free workplace and environment.
Eastern Health prohibits the use of all tobacco products on properties owned and leased by Eastern Health, including the buildings, grounds and parking lots (including all vehicles parked therein). The policy applies to all employees, physicians, clients, patients, residents, visitors, students, volunteers, outside user groups and all other agents of Eastern Health. All must comply with the Smoke Free Environment Policy and have a shared responsibility for supporting the policy.


Updated Feb 23, 2018