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Programs & Services

Pediatric Surgery - Post Anesthetic Care Unit

Following surgery, children are monitored until they can safely be moved to a hospital room.

The child is moved to the Post Anesthetic Care Unit following surgery for monitoring until they wake up from anesthesia.
PACU nurses have advanced training and certifications to make sure your child wakes up safely after being asleep for surgery. Before leaving PACU, the nurses make sure that:

  • your child's pain and nausea are being looked after
  • your child's breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels are where they should be
  • your child's surgical area is ready for healing

For more information: Post Anesthetic Care Unit

Contact Details

Stollery Children's Hospital

Location Info
Unit 1A1
8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available.


Hours of Operation
24 hour service
Service Providers May Include
pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric surgeons, registered pediatric nurses (RNs)

Patient's under 18 years of age.

Referral Needed

Referral by a physician/other professional required.

Service Access

Bring the following with you:

  • Child's Provincial Healthcare card and Birth Certificate or Passport
  • a list of all medicine the patient takes
  • documents required for legal consent

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services