The surgical inpatient unit includes a general acute care area as well as Intermediate Care Environment (Ice) room for children who require closer monitoring and an advanced level of nursing care.
Parents or legal guardians are allowed at bedside 24 hours per day; there are no scheduled visiting hours. Parents and guardians are welcome to stay through the night; however we cannot always provide sleeping accommodations due to limited space. For more information, speak with your nurse or the charge nurse and we can connect you with a member of our Social Work team if required.
All other visitors require permission by parents or legal guardians of our patients. Families and visitors are required to check in at the front desk when entering the unit, identifying themselves and the patient they’d like to see. Children are welcome to visit if they are with a responsible adult until 8pm.
For your child’s safety we prefer only two visitors at the bedside at any time; however, exceptions may be approved by a manager or charge nurse.
Hand washing is required upon entry and exit of the unit, and before and after use of the kitchen area.
Family members or anyone with a fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, or a communicable disease (like chickenpox) should not visit our unit.
Pediatric Surgery Unit 4D 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 4th floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and proceed down the hall. Take the first pedway to the left and follow the under the sea theme to 4D Pediatric Surgery.
Fom the East Parkade, take the second level pedway into the Mazenkowski Alberta Heart Institute and continue straight, following the signs to the Stollery. At the end of the hall turn right, pass the coffee shop, and proceed to the elevators which will be on your left. Take the elevator to the 4th floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and proceed down the hall. Take the first pedway to the left and follow the under the sea theme to 4D Pediatric Surgery.
A Stollery surgical 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. You will also be given an information package including your child’s Patient ID number (which you will need if telephoning the unit for information or an update).
When your child requires surgery it 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, or ask to be connected with the child life services or the Family Centered Care program at the Stollery.