IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HAMILTON AND ST CATHARINES PATIENTS

What you can no longer bring to your overnight study........pillows, PJs; Large bags; fluffy slippers.

YOU CANNOT BRING: PILLOWS, PYJAMAS, FLUFFY SLIPPERS, OR LARGE OVERNIGHT BAGS. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO STORE ANYTHING YOU BRING WITH YOU IN A SEALABLE PLASTIC BAG. FOR YOUR SAFETY AND TO KEEP OUR LAB FREE OF BEDBUGS THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS MADE TO THIS POLICY.

YOU CAN BRING: YOUR TOILETRIES, SOFT-SOLED SHOES TO WEAR AROUND THE LABORATORY, READING MATERIALS, FOOD, MEDICATIONS. THAT'S ALL!

In our Hamilton and St Catharines locations we are providing pillows and sleep wear for our patients. This is to protect you and our laboratory from bedbugs which have been reported to be endemic in the Hamilton and Niagara regions. Please co-operate with this policy- for the sake of your fellow patients and our staff. If you have had a bedbug infestation in your home, please make every effort to not bring in anything from your home which may infest our laboratory.

ALL SLEEP LABORATORIES, HOTELS, AND HOSPITALS ARE AT RISK FOR BEDBUGS. OUR LABORATORIES ARE BEDBUG FREE AND WE WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.

We are making every effort to keep our laboratory bedbug free by doing the following:

Asking patients to limit what they bring in to the lab. Items brought in are to be bagged overnight.

Providing bedding and pillows, and sleep wear for all patients and others who sleep over in the lab.

All mattresses and pillows are covered with specially made "bedbug resistant" covers.

Making regular checks of all beds and rooms for signs of bedbugs.