There are several specialists associated with our ward,because
the diseases are diverse. The decoration of the
ward is also particularly colorful. It may be that your
child stays in a room with several other children, or that
he or she has a private room. Where your child will stay,
depends on the reason of admission.
The Children’s Ward has a capacity of 25 beds and is divided
into 3 units:
1. Room unit
The room unit is where your child sleeps, in the form of mixed nursing, with several children in a room. We try to admit children between 4 and 13 years in one room, and in the other room children between 3 months and 4 years. Your child will be as much as possible in the room with children his or her own age. Parents, brothers, sisters, family and friends can come and visit here. Preferably do not bring babies or small children for visitation at the Hospital. You can always ask the nurse for advice concerning children as visitors at the Hospital.
It is possible to stay the night, but of course in the parents’ room. Just keep in mind that it is possible that there is not enough space for all parents to stay overnight. A TV is available to all children in each room. Children can be admitted to the room unit for a short or longer period, because the reason for admission is different. It can be either an emergency or scheduled admission.
2. Isolation unit
Sometimes it is not possible to stay in a room with other children, for instance, because of a risk of infection, much needed rest or age. Therefore, we have a so-called box unit. A unit with nine single rooms and one double to triple room, intended for children and adolescents from zero to 14 years. It may occur that your child has to stay in this room. If so, he or she can usually have visitors. One parent can stay overnight (rooming-in). Of course, we will make sure that age-appropriate toys are available for your child.
3. Incubator unit / baby room
Newborn babies who need extra care are admitted to the incubator unit. It may be that your baby is premature or sick. Of course, you wish to bond instantly with your baby. Therefore, you will take care of your child yourself as soon as possible. A nurse will help you in the beginning, and, if you have any questions we are always there to help.
A baby often is fed seven or eight times per day. In between feeds, most babies sleep until the next feed. Therefore, most parents opt for being with their baby during waking moments, so that the mother can rest as well. During waking moments usually the baby is bathed and fed.
At these times, no other visitors may come, just to make sure that the parents can be there entirely for their baby. Visitors may only visit the baby when the parents are there too. Keep in mind that only parents are allowed into the incubator rooms and newborn rooms.
Each child is different, and we adjust our care to this. So, if you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to ask.