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Patient Declaration

    Englehart and District Hospital’s vision is to be ‘the hospital of choice for local residents” to achieve this vision

 we have prepared the following Patient Declaration of Values.


Patient Rights

Patient Responsibilities

·       You have the right to be treated in a respectful manner, consideration given to you as a whole person, and valuing the uniqueness of you as an individual.


·       You have the right to obtain from your physician complete current information concerning your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in terms you or your substitute decision-maker can be reasonably expected to understand.


·       You have the right to have your personal health information protected from unauthorized collection, use, or distribution.


·       You have a right to make decisions about the plan of care prior to and at any time during the course of treatment.


·       You have the right to a clean, comfortable, safe, and secure environment.


·       You have the right to be informed of any expenses that will be incurred as a result of medical treatment.


·       You have the right to expect that members of your health care team will communicate with one another in order to ensure coordination of care.


·       You have the right to express your concerns and to receive a response to your questions.


·       You have the right to know who your care providers are, and who the doctor is in charge of your treatment.


·       You have the right to refuse treatment in accordance with the law, and to be informed of the health risks and benefits of this decision.

·       Provide accurate and complete information about your health to your hospital team members in order to help them care for you.


·       Participate cooperatively in the mutually agreed upon plan of care, to the best of your ability.


·       Assist in the provision of your care by identifying one spokesperson, with whom the team can communicate in the event you become incapable.


·       Tell the hospital team if there is a change in your condition, or if concerns arise during treatment.


·       Accept responsibility for the consequences of refusing treatment or medical advice.


·       Be courteous and respectful of other patients, visitors, and all members of your hospital team.


·       Recognize that the needs of other patients may sometimes be more urgent than your own.


·       Recognize that providers need not provide any treatment that they consider medically or ethically inappropriate.


·       Respect hospital property and comply with regulations and policies.


·       Make arrangements for discharge, when the physician determines that discharge is appropriate, or accept alternate level of care as appropriate.


·       Be responsible for all expenses not covered by OHIP or private insurance, during your hospitalization.




Phone: (705) 544-2301     Fax: (705) 544-5222            61 Fifth Street, P.O. Box 69, Englehart, ON  P0J 1H0               Contact us