Parents or legal guardians are welcome to stay with their child on the unit. Children and siblings are welcome on 4E3 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Siblings under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay overnight unless approved by a manager or charge nurse.
All meals are provided for patients; however, families can bring in their own food and store it in the unit’s pantry. Please label any items with your name and date.
Families may personalize a patient’s bedside with familiar things from home like special pillows, pictures, or quilts; however, please label all personal items you bring from home.
Unit 4E3 is located on the 4th floor of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. From the main Stollery entrance (south doors) at 114th street, take the glass elevators behind the Stollery bear statues to the fourth floor, turn left and follow the hall until you reach the Hole Family Shuttle for Children. Once you walk through the glass doors, unit 4E3 is on your left.
A health care team consisting of physicians and nurses will begin working with you and your child as soon as they arrive on our unit. You will be introduced to your child’s health care providers and have an orientation to the unit and our general routines.
Having a child cancer or blood disorder can be an overwhelming experience for patients and families. We welcome all of your questions and concerns and there are a variety of support resources available to meet you and your child’s needs. We encourage you to speak to member of your health care team, a social worker, child life services, or ask to be connected with the Family Centered Care program at the Stollery.