View the following service listing to access a service overview, eligibility criteria, hours of operation, contact information and a street map.
Visiting hours are flexible, allowing loved ones to visit based on the discretion of the unit staff.
Handwashing is required upon entry and exit of the unit, and before and after use of the kitchen area.
Anyone with a fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, or a communicable disease (like chickenpox) should not visit our unit.
There is a cost for parking, refer to the parking map for rates.
The CV Surgery Inpatient Unit is located on 4A5 and 4A6 in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz). From the east parkade, take the 2nd level pedway towards the Maz, turn right before the information desk and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Once off the elevator, turn right, and then take another left towards 4A6.
From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station, take the escalator upstairs and use the second level pedway to cross 114th street to enter the University of Alberta Hospital. Head straight past the café and look for the signage to the Maz on your right hand side.
If entering through the main entrance of the Maz on the main floor, turn right and walk towards the elevators. Take the elevator to the 4th floor.
The CV Surgery healthcare team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists and pharmacists. A social worker is available to work through difficult decisions or stressors that you or your family may have during your stay. There are two unit managers available Monday through Friday to discuss your care and answer any questions you and your support person may have.
The CV Inpatient Unit follows a Surgical Care Pathway that guides your recovery care after surgery. It will direct the teaching you will receive prior to going home on topics like activity, incision care, and medications. Let us know if you would like more information on anything.
Your healthcare team begins planning your discharge the day you are admitted and includes both you and your important partner in your care plan. Share your discharge plans and any concerns you may have. Discharge Time is at 10:00 am, so please have your family arrive at 9:30 am to meet with the pharmacist and receive any post-surgical recovery teaching with you. If you have concerns about your discharge transportation, let your nurse know the day before.