Children are generally admitted to our Paediatrics Inpatient Unit with medical or surgical problems through our Emergency Department or from a paediatrician’s office. Like all services in our Children’s Centre, our Paediatrics Unit offers family-centred care for newborns, children, and teenagers up to 18 years of age.
If your child needs to stay in our Paediatrics Unit, they will have the opportunity to participate in our Child Life Program, which includes a playroom, games, learning opportunities, and other activities. We have a child life specialist on staff to support your child.
We have a commitment to make Markham Stouffville Hospital a child-friendly place to visit. Coping kits, techniques, and educational material for children and their parents are located throughout the hospital where children may visit to help us keep our promise.
We are excited to be working with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Holland Bloorview, as the first community member of Kids Health Alliance (KHA). This great partnership brings together some of the best resources for providing care to children and youth. The KHA will focus on the Emergency Department, inpatient paediatrics, and the NICU.
May I stay with my child during their stay at the Paediatric Inpatient Unit?
You are welcome to stay with your child in their room. We encourage you to have one parent stay with your child 24 hours a day to offer support and comfort. Sleeper chairs can be made available for parents.
Other visitors are welcome during normal Children’s Centre visiting hours, which are 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.