Our plan has been developed in accordance with the Ontarians with Disability Act, (2001) ODA for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and removing barriers. This plan, which describes new and ongoing initiatives of the committee, is a testament of Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation’s commitment to accessibility.
Wheelchairs are available at Markham Stouffville Hospital near the Link Lobby entrance, the Emergency Department entrance; and the medical office building main entrance. At Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, wheelchairs are located in the Emergency Department entrance.
At Markham Stouffville Hospital accessible parking spots are available in the main parking lot close to the main hospital entrance and in the parking lots to the south of the hospital, by the Emergency Department. At the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital accessible parking spots are available in the main parking lot close to the main hospital entrance.
Handi Tranist (Uxbridge)
The pick-up and drop off location is outside the main entrance of the hospital in the covered area.
Sign Language Interpreter
If you need a sign language interpreter, please inform a staff member before your appointment so we can provide an interpreter for you.
Please feel free to bring your communication aides from home. The hospital provides accessible pay phones, Teletypewriters (TTYs) and other assistive devices when needed.
Hospital Accessibility Features
At Markham Stouffville Hospital the Link Lobby entrance, Emergency Department entrance, medical office building entrance and health services building entrance have automatic doors and are accessible by wheelchair and scooter. At the Uxbridge site, the main entrance and the Emergency Department entrance have automatic doors and are accessible by wheelchair and scooter.
Accessible washrooms with automatic or push button openers are available on each floor of both sites. Look for accessible signs above the doors.
All elevators have keys with Braille lettering.
Accessible public telephones are available off of the main lobby and on the patient floor.
- Abilities Canada - Inspiration, Information and Opportunity for Canadians with Disabilities
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities - Information on government plans to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
- Disability Research Information Page - Statistical and analytical research on persons with disabilities from the Canadian Council on Social Development
- Disaboom - Interactive online community for persons with disabilities
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