New four-bed unit removes kids from chaotic emergency room environment, and gives them quicker access to pediatricians
Every detail helps to make the hospital stay as comfortable as possible.
When young patients are moved there from the emergency room, they’ll be greeted by murals of animals in the forest, created by Yarrow artist Kimi Postma. The cheery paintings continue through to the unit’s main hallway and beyond, into the well-stocked playroom.
But it’s not all about looks. Patients will receive child-friendly care, and the unit will be overseen by the hospital’s five pediatricians, and nurses with pediatric training and experience. They’ll also work in collaboration the ER. The unit will support children who require 24-hour observation, an overnight stay at the hospital or outpatient services such as dressing changes, wound care, tube feeding or IV therapy.