St. Joseph’s Scent Free Environment policy minimizes exposure to scented products which may affect individuals who have sensitivities or allergic reactions to chemicals in scented products:
Products selected for the care and comfort of patients and proper maintenance of the facility will be selected to minimize fragrances and odours (e.g. soap, bath wipes, etc.).
Deodorizers, cleaners and disinfectants will be limited to those approved and provided by the Health Centre.
When purchasing products for Health Centre use, all reasonable attempts will be made to purchase unscented or low fragrance products.
Patients with allergies or chemical sensitivities should advise their caregivers. Visitors may contact the unit/department charge person with their concerns. Reasonable effort will be made to accommodate individual restrictions when possible.