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Children's Ward

Paediatric Unit

The Children's Ward caters to Children aged newborn to late teens. Medical staff included two Staff Paediatricians and an Advanced Trainee in Paediatrics.
There are eight beds in total and two isolation rooms. One parent is permitted to stay next to their child overnight in a fold out bed or recliner chair. A parent who stays is provided with a light breakfast and breast feeding mothers are provided with all of their meals.
There is a tea/coffee room for parents as hot drinks are not permitted in the ward area.
 
There are many activities available for children to do when they are well enough.
The ward has a Nintendo Game Cube and a Play Station 2, many videos and DVD’s, books, puzzles, and painting items.
Almost every bed has its own TV/DVD equipment.
 
There is a Parent Room adjacent to the Children's Ward, that has a sofabed, ensuite, television and facilities for tea/coffee.
 
The Ward also has a Paediatric Outreach Program, which allows the follow up and where necessary treatment of patients that have presented to the Emergency Department or have been discharged from the ward.
This enables inpatients to bedischarged earlier under the supervision of their doctor and with the agreement of the parents.
The nursing staff then follows up the child through telephone calls to the parents until staff are satisfied that the child is fully recovered.
Where required the child’s bed is kept open to enable parents to bring their child straight  back if they become worried.
The program operates 24 hours, 7 days per week.
 
Visiting Hours

 

To help us protect our patients, staff, community and you, we are limiting the number of visitors in response to the Covid-19 cluster in the region.

One nominated visitor per patient is permitted each day.
Patients will nominate the visitor who may visit.

Visitors whose names are not on the daily visitor log will not be permitted entry to the hospital
During this time children are not permitted to visit.
Children’s ward – One parent/carer may attend at any time

Thank you for understanding this important safety strategy

Patient Visiting hours have changed
(Effective 24 July 2020 until further notice).
• 10.00am to 12.00 noon
And
• 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Health Screening Stations
We have set up screening stations to check on the health of staff, patients and visitors as they enter our sites. All visitors will be required to register.

Everyone attending the hospital is kindly requested to wear a mask.
Thank you for your understanding.

 

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