If you bring other children, try to bring another adult with you or arrange childcare through Emily’s backyard.
Take the main elevators up to the 3rd floor and proceed to the MacNeill Family Short Stay Surgical Unit.
When you arrive at the Short Stay Surgical Unit you will be greeted by the Unit Clerk at the front desk:
The Unit Clerk will need to review the paperwork that was given to you from the Admitting Department
You and your child will then be directed to a room to wait for a nurse
Your child will:
For girls 12 years of age or older, your child will be asked to provide a routine urine sample for pregnancy testing.
For more information on this please read our Routine Pregnancy Testing Before Treatment patient care handout. We recommend that you talk with your child about this before the day of surgery.
Potentially receive a drink on arrival depending on the OR schedule.
If you have any questions or concerns please talk to your child’s nurse and they will answer as best as they can.
Once your child is ready for surgery, he or she can play with toys, read, or watch a movie until the OR is ready for your child. We will do our best to keep you informed of any delays in the schedule.
Once your child is safely in the Operating Room you will be directed to the Day Surgery Waiting Room
It is encouraged that you eat and drink while your child is in surgery and you are welcome to bring food or drinks into this area
When your child’s surgery is finished, your child’s surgeon will look for you in the waiting room to speak with you. Some questions you may want to ask are: