Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.


Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

Staying in the Hospital

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Paediatric Rooms

Each room has two beds and has pull-out cots allowing one parent to stay with their child overnight. Due to the high incidence of infectious disease in children, patients requiring isolation will either be in a room on their own or will be with another patient with the same infectious disease.

What to Bring

Children admitted to the Paediatric floor are encouraged to bring the following items:

  • Pajamas
  • Non-slip shoes or slippers
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush or Comb
  • Soap
  • Other personal items your child will need
  • Adequate supply of diapers or pull-up pants, if your child is on IV fluids, diapers tend to need changing more often.
  • The hospital does provide for special diets. However if your child requires a specialized diet, you may wish to bring some of their favorite foods or liquids.
  • Parents are responsible for any electronic devices that are brought into the hospital from home
  • Internet access is not available in the rooms

Paediatric Play

We make every effort to ensure a positive hospital experience for your child. HHS has received funding from the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada to provide the following:

  • Funcentres (DVD and Wii)
  • Craft bags
  • Bubbles
  • Distraction toys

The hospital does provide (rental) television sets at your child’s bedside.

You are welcome to bring your child’s favorite toy or blanket, but be sure to label these items with your child’s name.


Your child’s Health Care Team will determine when s/he is ready to go home. If needed, you will be given specific instructions to follow once you leave the hospital. You may be given prescriptions for medication and a follow-up appointment time with your doctor.

All children must go home with a parent from the Paediatric unit on discharge.

The law requires babies and young children who are traveling by car to have an approved safety car seat or booster seat.

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