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/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, renal patients now have access to new tuck-away belts that comfortably and safely house the patient’s catheter, keep it clean between uses, and hold it in the appropriate position on the abdomen. Over 100 belts have been purchased to provide to patients who can’t afford them. As well, aging hemodialysis machines are replaced annually through grants from the Health Sciences Foundation.
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 works hard to create a welcoming, caring, kid friendly environment. Nurses, doctors and other staff members strive to make each child’s stay as positive as possible.
At The Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Center 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. We encourage family members and especially parents to be an active member in each child’s care by bathing, feeding, and playing with your child. On the Paediatric unit family plays an important part of each child’s treatment plan. During your time in the hospital please let your nurse or another member of the Paediatric Team if your child’s condition changes suddenly or over time. The Paediatric 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. click here to download and read our brochure.
Visiting hours are from 11:30am to 8:30pm, though one parent/or family member 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 (11:30am to 8:30pm). 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.