The Acute Care Nursing Unit at Lamont Health Care Centre is comprised of 14 beds (6 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms). The unit is staff by a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse 24 hours a day. Health Care Aides are available for care needs as required as well. Upon admission, a detailed history is taken by one of the staff; this lends itself to the holistic care you will receive. This history is required in order to complete a care plan during the patient stay in hospital. A Physician is on call 24 hours per day for any concerns; the Registered Nurse on duty can call on this Physician at any time. A patient is assessed daily by his or her Physician or the Physician on call.
Admissions can be medical or surgical in nature. Please see the surgical section of the website for the services we offer. Admission to Lamont Health Care Centre is based on patient needs as assessed by the Physician and is limited to the services which can safely be provided. Should a patient’s need exceed the level of care which can be safely provided, arrangements will be made for transfer to an appropriate facility. (This could mean transport to a large tertiary hospital in Edmonton). Laboratory, X-ray, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Ophthalmology and Gynecology services are available including access to home care and palliative care services as required. A Social Worker is also available to provide assistance. Chaplain services are provided through the facility Chaplain.
We do not recommend that valuables be kept at the bedside. Lamont Health Care Centre will not responsible for lost items. It is recommended a patient bring his/her own toiletries and sleeping attire; a hospital gown is available for use by patients. Phone and TV rentals are available.
Visiting hours are from 10:00 AM until 8:30 PM. Under very special circumstances and with the exception of parents of children who are admitted, visiting hours may be extended.
Meal times are as follows:
Breakfast 8:30 AM
Lunch 12 NOON
Supper 5:00 PM
There is also a kitchenette for patient use.
When any concerns arise the RN in charge is available to answer questions. The Nursing Care Coordinator, Denise Warawa, is also available 5 days per week.
Abuse of any kind directed at anyone is not acceptable under any circumstances when in Lamont Health Care Centre. All who enter must respect and value one another.
Smoking is not allowed; those who wish to smoke are asked to smoke outside and away from entrances.