A multidisciplinary team works together with patients and their families to provide the best care.
This team includes:
- Clinical nutritionists
- Social workers
- Occupational therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Child life specialist
- Paediatric hospitalist
- Lactation consultants
- Clinical nurse educators
- Young patients staying on the Child and Teen Unit benefit from the care offered by paediatric hospitalists. These physicians provide care on the unit for seven days in a row. This enables children, teens and their families to have a consistent doctor responsible for meeting their medical needs.
Being at the hospital can be a scary time for young patients. To address these concerns, we have three steps in place:
- Family Advisory Committee — To provide us with the patient and family's perspective on what we can do to enhance the patient's stay.
- Pain policy — To reduce and/or eliminate any pain in the treatment.
- Child life specialist — To help ease some of the anxieties children and teenagers face in hospital, using distraction therapy and medical play.