Medical Day Unit

January 15, 2018 – The Medical Day Unit/Oncology has moved to its new location in Block B, Level 1.


The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Medical Day Unit (MDU) provides medical treatment for patients admitted for periods ranging from three to twelve hours on average.

Types of treatments provided in the Medical Day Unit

  • Intravenous medication administration (iron, antibiotics)
  • Anticoagulant therapy
  • Blood transfusion
  • Pain clinic (epidural)
  • Installation and care of PICC Line (peripherally inserted central catheter)
  • Mantoux test (screening for tuberculosis)
  • Wound care and dressing

How to access our services?

  • You must have a referral from your physician to book an appointment.

About The Program

Before your appointment

  1. Your physician will fax us a request.
  2. We will call you to schedule an appointment. It may take a few weeks or up to several months before we call you, depending on the specialists’ availability.
  3. If your treatment requires special preparation such as fasting, we will let you know upon booking the appointment.

What to bring

  • Valid Health Card
  • List of all your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines

When you arrive

  • Please use the new Main Entrance.
  • Report to the Medical Day Unit/Oncology located in Block B, Level 1.
  • For a hospital plan, visit Contact Us.

Links and resources

For information on blood transfusion, visit Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network (ORBCoN).