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Activities of Daily Living



  • Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
  • Lunch - 12:00 noon
  • Dinner - 5:00 p.m.

Menus come the unit daily and are left on the ledge by the ward clerk's desk. Please fill yours out every morning. You may also receive an afternoon or evening snack by writing a request on the menu. If you have questions about meal times or selections, please consult your nurse. Registered dietitians are also available to discuss your diet.

Meal trays can be picked up from the cart at the nursing station. After you have eaten your meal in the dining area, we ask that you return the tray to the cart.


Please wear your street clothes while on the unit. On rare occasions, for safety reasons only, you may be required to wear hospital gowns. 



Settling for the Night

Bedtime medications are given by your nurse between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. We encourage you to be in bed and trying to sleep no later than 12:00 midnight so that you get sufficient rest and are able to participate fully in working toward you goals.



Passes off the Unit

Throughout your admission, the health care team will discuss with you your need for assistance in maintaining safety. Passes are determined depending on these continuing discussions. Although your independence and freedom are very important to us,, doctors do retain the legal right to prohibit passes if they decide this in in your best interest.

Apart from overnight passes, passes off of hospital grounds apply between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.

Sign Out Book

Please sign in the book by the nurses' station each time you use your passes, when leaving the unit and on your return. We ask that you do not initiate a pass off the unit during shift changes - 7:15am to 7:45am and 3:15pm to 3:45pm - until you meet your newly assigned nurse.

Pay Phones

There is one phone on which local calls can be made free of charge. Please keep these calls to a maximum of 15 minutes.

Because no incoming calls can be received on this phone, you will want to give the numbers of the two pay phones to family and friends. The numbers are:

  • 416-971-8700
  • 416-971-8056

You may use your own cell phone ad lib.

We discourage outgoing calls after 11 p.m., and incoming calls later that 10 p.m.

TVUse of Television

To reserve a favourite programme, write your programme on the white board in the patient lounge.

We request that the television be turned off by 12 midnight Sunday through Thursday, and by 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.




Use of Computer

There is a patient computer that can be used for searching the web, accessing email and typing word documents.





Use of Showers

In consideration for your room mates who may have already received sedation and be trying to sleep, please do not use the shower in your room after 10 p.m. Showers may be taken again after 7 a.m.

Use of Piano

In consideration for all patients on the unit, we request that the piano be played only between 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.

Laundry Facilities

These are available on the unit. The cost of both washer and dryer is one dollar (dollar coins only) each. You will need to supply your own detergent.