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May I Stay With My Child?

On the Pediatric Inpatient Unit (Wards 3B, 3C, & 3Y), we are pleased to offer a cot for one adult to stay overnight at the bedside. A brother or sister may “room in” if they are 16 years of age or older.

If you room in, please fold up your cot by 8:00 a.m., so that the nurse can start morning care for your child.

Space in patient rooms is limited. Staff need clear, uncluttered access to your child’s bed and equipment to help ensure optimal care for your child. Although you may wish to bring a few items from home to make your stay more comfortable, please “travel lightly.”

If both parents wish to stay overnight, please ask about one of our housekeeping rooms. You may also be able to reserve a room at the nearby Ronald McDonald House Hamilton. This would allow one parent to be at the bedside and the other only a short distance and a few minutes away.

We encourage parents to spend as much time as possible with their child. You are an important member of the team as we work towards your child’s recovery. We realize, however, that other obligations need your attention as well.

May We Have Visitors?

We ask that no more than two people at a time visit the bedside.

Also, please make sure that visitors are free of any illnesses, such as colds or the flu, that might complicate recovery if passed on to the patients.

Visiting hours will be posted in the unit, and may vary according to hospital and patient needs.

Please help us maintain a restful environment for all our young patients