Paediatric Unit

The Paediatric Unit cares for newborns, children and teenagers up to 18 years of age requiring medical or surgical care. They may come through our Emergency Department, from a paediatrician’s office or through the Paediatric Rapid Assessment Clinic (PRAC).  

In the Paediatric Unit, we promote family-centered care. On this page you will find important information abut our Paediatric Unit, including:

Location

The Paediatric Care Unit is located on Level 2 of the North tower.

Accommodations

Each patient area is equipped with:

  • crib or bed depending on the age of the patient. 
  • a sleeper chair so a parent may sleep over at any time.

Access to the Paediatric Care Unit

The Paediatric Unit is a locked secure unit. To enter or exit, press the button on the wall. A nurse will let you in or out. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water.

Parents

Parents are a vital member of the health care team. We request one parent be present at the bedside 24 hours a day. On rare occasions, they may be asked to leave the bedside while staff provides care. During this time, they may wait in the waiting room.

What to expect

Your health care team

While on the Paediatric Care Unit, your child's health care team may consist of a physician, nurse, allied health care providers.

Your health care plan

Your health care team will work with you to develop a care plan that meets the needs of your child.  We encourage parents to ask questions and keep track of care information using a journal. 

Food & Beverage

When needed, the hospital provides food and beverage to parents with children receiving paediatric care. Please speak with a nurse. 

Going home with your child

Developing a discharge plan

When it is time to take your child home, the health care team will develop a discharge plan.  The plan may include information about diet, after care, medication, follow up appointments and important phone numbers. 

Tools & Resources

 

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