Children's Care (Paediatrics)

About This Program

Welcome to Cambridge Memorial Hospital  Women and Children’s Program. We are a small community hospital-based paediatric program in Waterloo Region with a 7 bed inpatient program. Our  vision is to provide excellence in family-centered care that focuses on the values of comfort, respect and choice.


We proudly offer the following services:

Inpatient Services

Children from 0-17 years of age are admitted to Paediatrics on a physician’s referral. The average length of stay is 2 days.

Pre-Op Clinic Class

Children who will be having surgery attend a Pre-op Class led by the Child Life Specialist. The class helps inform the young patients and their families about their surgery to help lessen anxiety and to assist with their recovery. It is strongly recommended that children and families attend this class prior to surgery. Please call (519) 621-2330 x 4455 to book an appointment.

Same Day Surgery

Same Day Surgery operates 5 days per week for children who can be sent home the same day of their surgery.

Childlife Services

A childlife specialist provides support for the special needs of children using our services. This includes developmentally appropriate play, education, calming techniques and distraction for our young patients.




Provide children with an early start in active play.  Here are resources for you and your family on physical activity:


Decisions about feeding your baby/child are important.  Here are some resources to assist you with these decisions:

1. Breast milk and breast milk substitute in 3 languages:

2. Introduction of solids - English, Introduction of solids - French, Introduction of solids - Urdu.  Other languages available from Best Start website

3.  How to feed your growing child (2 - 5 years)- English

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) : click on link for information on your baby's health.