Children's Care (Paediatrics)
CMH's Paediatric Program is funded for seven inpatient beds.
Our vision is to provide excellence in family-centered care that
focuses on the values of comfort, respect and choice.
The Paediatric Program is committed to providing safe, high quality, multidisciplinary and family-centred care to patients under the age of 18. Parents and guardians are encouraged to take an active role when at the hospital. The Children's Care team will create a person centered environment for your child and respect cultural diversity, rituals, traditions and your expressed wishes to the best of our ability.
Children from 0-17 years of age are admitted to Paediatrics on a physician’s referral. The average length of stay is two days.
Pre-Op Clinic Class
Children that are scheduled for surgery may attend a Pre-Op Clinic Class led by a Child Life Specialist. This class helps lessen anxiety and can assist with recovery by providing the child and family with information about their procedure.
It is strongly recommended that children and their families attend this class prior to surgery. Please call (519) 621-2330 x 4455 to book an appointment.
Same Day Surgery
Same Day Surgery occurs Monday through Friday for children that can be sent home on the same day of their surgery.
Child Life Services
A child life specialist provides specialized support for the needs of children using hospital services. This includes developmentally appropriate play, education, calming techniques and distraction for our young patients.
This service is supported by a multidisciplinary healthcare team that includes a paediatrician, dietitian, social worker, child life specialist and a diabetic nurse educator.
Please bring any personal assistive devices that you or your child require for your appointment. For example, any communication or mobility device you may need like a walker, hearing aid, etc.
Thank you for your visit. At anytime you wish to provide feedback, we encourage you to share them directly with your healthcare team as soon as possible. You may also speak with the social worker, spiritual care advisor, charge nurse, or management (see below).
If you shared a concern that you feel has not been addressed, connect with the Patient Experience Lead at email@example.com.
Laura Clarke, Manager Women & Children - ext. 3391
Kim Towes, Director, Surgical Programs - ext. 2346
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Parent or guardian to be with and care for their child. Some rooms will have sleeper chairs available.
Visiting is based on the condition of the patient, their care needs and expressed wishes of each patient. Depending on the time of year, there may be visitor restrictions to the unit (e.g., outbreak). Please check the "Visitor Information" page for the most recent information.
How can you tell if your baby is ill? (Sick Kids)
PLAY: Provide children with an early start in active play. Have a Ball Together!
Decisions about feeding your baby/child are important. Here are some resources to assist you with these decisions:
Information on breast milk and breast milk substitutes in English, French & Urdu.
Introducing Solids to your infant:
Introduction of solids - English
Introduction of solids - French
Introduction of solids - Urdu
Other languages available from Best Start website
Feeding your Child:
How to feed your growing child (2 - 5 years)- English
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) : RSVshield.ca click on link for information on your baby's health.
Parenting and Child Health Region of Waterloo Public Health Resources
Paediatrics is located in Wing A, Level 4. Visitor Parking Lot #2 is closest to this unit.
Enter Wing A through the Main Entrance and take the elevators to level 4. The Clerk's desk is near the elevator and will direct you to the unit.
Location: Wing A, Level 4
Phone: 519-621-2333 ext 4455
Schedule: Monday to Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm