The Right to Accompaniment

All patients have the right to be accompanied by a family member or friend as long as this does not pose any medical risks, in which case the doctor will advise the patient.

International patients may have a particular need for the presence of a family member or friend to provide support. The International Office, and the patient’s Recovery Specialist maintains communications with the patient and accompanying persons in order to ensure the highest standards of care and treatment. In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary for the patient to be isolated for a temporary period (for example, in intensive care, during and after surgery, etc.)