Your visit on the Forensic Assessment Program
Patients who do not have access to off-unit privileges will visit on the unit. While we are aware that you may be traveling from a distance, these visits will be limited to one hour as each visit requires that the unit be locked up. A maximum of four visitors are permitted per patient and each must be 14 years of age or older.
We will do everything in our power to ensure your pre-arranged visit takes place, nonetheless please be aware that there is always the possibility that it may be interrupted or cancelled on short notice dependent upon operational needs or due to patient illness.
Your visit in the Visitor's Centre
If your family member/friend is able to visit off the unit, the visit will take place in the Visitor’s Centre. The Visitor’s Centre is a large, open area with a large number of tables and chairs for your comfort. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. daily dependent on hospital operational needs. A maximum of four visitors is permitted, unless you make special arrangements in advance. Visitors under the age of 18 may visit, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
There is a canteen in the Visitor’s Centre which is open for limited hours during the week and on weekends. You will need cash to make a purchase. There is no bank machine on the secure side of the hospital.
Waypoint will respect all non-contact orders as implemented by the courts.
Due to space limitations and security concerns, it is best if you speak to the social worker in advance
about what you are permitted to bring in. A list of restricted, prohibited and contraband items can be
provided to you.
You may want to bring money for your family member/friend for canteen purchases. Please leave all
monetary funds with the Forensic Security Office staff. A receipt will be given to you and the funds will
then be transferred to the patient’s account.
In order to prevent infection, please do not visit if you have any signs of a communicable disease
including cough, fever, runny nose, or sore throat.
You may hear emergency codes throughout your visit. It is important that you follow staff direction.
The Forensic Assessment Program consists of two units: A and B.
For questions, please contact the social worker:
FAP A - Tara Murdock at ext. 2166 or Allison Jones at ext. 2247
FAP B - Theresa McArthur at ext. 2669 or Mary Kraftscik at ext. 2070
Please feel free to use Waypoint’s toll free number: 1-877-341-4729.