children

CHILDREN

Theatre and Recovery Procedure

A recovery room nurse will visit your child before he/she goes to theatre. In most cases, a parent or caregiver is able to stay with their child until they are asleep.

After surgery, once your child is awake in the recovery room, you will be taken to see your child and accompany them back to the ward when ready.

To minimise any distress your child may experience, we encourage parents/caregivers to participate fully in their child’s care while in hospital.  To enable nursing staff to provide an optimum level of care for your child, please assist us in communicating any needs so these can be attended to.

If leaving the premises, please inform the nursing staff to ensure your child’s safety.

Entertainment

You child will have already been shown a hospital room, selected their favourite animated duvet cover and been introduced to our toy box.  Children are encouraged to bring their own favourite toy with them. All rooms have SKY TV and there are 2 children’s channels available for viewing.

Prescriptions

If you have been given a prescription by your child’s surgeon, please ensure you collect the medication from your pharmacy and bring it with you to hospital.

Parent/Caregiver

A Parent/Caregiver may be required to accompany children under the age of 14 years. Arrangements for parent/caregiver to stay overnight must be arranged prior to admission to hospital.

HOSPITAL

21 Carroll Street
Palmerston North 4410
Phone: (06) 953 2480

SPECIALIST CENTRE

21 Carroll Street
Palmerston North 4410
Phone: (06) 953 2498

CONTACT

PO Box 442
Palmerston North 4440
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