The Paediatric Inpatient ward is Unit 1B.
From the Main Entrance, turn right through the Main Atrium to the Grand Staircase, go down one level to Level 1, turn left and follow the hallway to Unit 1B on the left.
From the Main Entrance, turn right through the Main Atrium to the Grand Staircase and turn right – the elevator will be on your right. Go down one level to Level 1, turn right out of the elevator, and follow the hallway to Unit 1B on the left.
For questions about Paediatric Inpatient services, please call the Paediatric Team directly at (807) 684-6514.
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, the Health Sciences Centre’s patient consent form is being translated to Oji-Cree, Cree and Ojibway. Aboriginal patients who do not speak or understand English will now have a form in their language to clearly understand what treatment or tests they are being asked to consent to.
Hospital stays can be difficult for children – and for their parents and other family members. The Paediatric Team at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre strives to create a welcoming and caring environment to make their stay here as positive an experience as possible. We will give you and your family the information and support you need, respect your family’s beliefs and cultural traditions, and help you cope with what may be a very stressful time in your lives.
Family members and especially parents are an important part of your child’s treatment plan, and we encourage you to be an active member in your child’s care including bathing, feeding, and playing with your child.
Please click here to download and read our brochure, let your nurse or another member of the Paediatric Team if your child’s condition changes suddenly or over time. This brochure will provide information about your child’s stay, what services and supports are available, and help you help your child during his or her stay here.
Visiting hours are from 11:30am to 8:30pm, though one guardian is allowed and encouraged to stay with the child 24 hours per day (please see “Rooming In”, below).
Two visitors, not including the child’s caregiver, are allowed at the bedside during normal visiting hours. Too many visitors at a time can be overwhelming for a child as well as for other patients.
One parent or loved one is encouraged to stay with your child 24 hours per day (note: this does not have to be the same person all the time, and we encourage caregivers to trade off whenever possible). We will provide you with a sleeper chair or day bed for your comfort. We ask that you do not sleep in an empty hospital bed as this bed may be required by another patient at any time during the day or night.
We encourage parents/caregivers to take frequent breaks to tend to personal needs including eating and resting. As a caregiver, this is important to ensure your own emotional well-being during what may be a difficult time.