In accordance with Smoke Free Ontario Act, smoking (including e-cigarettes and vaporizers) is strictly prohibited in the hospice. Smoking for visitors is restricted to the designated smoking area in the parking lot. Residents who are able to walk or be wheeled can go with a visitor to smoke in this area.
Resident who are bed bound and want to smoke have to be wheeled to a particular area outside the house. Requirements of this includes:
- The resident is accompanied by a visitor who will supervise their safety so that a cigarette is not dropped on to the flammable bed surface. Staff will place a smoking apron over clothing/bedding for added protection.
- This individual may not smoke with the resident while supervising, they will continue to use the primary smoking area in the parking lot.
Staff and volunteers are not permitted to accompany residents for smoking.
Cigarettes and lighters are to be left with staff to be stored in the home centre.
Use of cannabis in any form is strictly prohibited on Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice premises.
Residents are permitted to consume alcohol in the hospice with the following provisions:
- Alcohol is provided to the RN by the family and must be in a sealed original manufacturer’s container; the RN will lock it in the medication room with the resident’s medications
- An order from the house physician for 1-2 alcoholic beverages per day is required
- Visitors are not permitted to consume alcohol on the hospice premises