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For Your Stay

Important:

  • For your child’s safety, your child must be fasting for surgery or your child’s surgery will be cancelled or delayed. Follow the instructions that you were given.
  • Food or drink is not allowed in the waiting area.
  • If you have to bring other children, it helps if another adult can come with you.

Remember to bring:

  • Your child’s provincial healthcare card and birth certificate or passport.
  • Your guardianship papers for the child. (if applicable)
  • A list of all the medicine your child takes. This includes over the-counter medicines like vitamins and herbal supplements. If you need help with the list, you can ask your pharmacy for a printout or use Medication Lists and Tools
  • Bring any medical equipment, supplies, or medicine that your child needs during their stay. Bring medicine for the first 24 hours to ensure that there is no interruption to your child’s medication schedule
  • Books, games, and other items to keep your child busy while you wait
  • All the personal items that your child may need during their hospital stay
  • If you plan on staying overnight with your child, don’t forget to pack your own personal belongings and medicine too

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Finding Us

The Day Surgery unit is located in Unit 1A1 Stollery Day Ward.

From the East Public Parkade, cross the pedway, pass the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute information desk. Continue straight down the hall until the t-intersection (blue wall).Turn right and head into the main area of the University of Alberta Hospital. Look for the spiral staircase or the glass elevators to take you to Level 1. Look for Unit 1A1 Stollery Day Ward.

From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station (LRT ETS Info), enter the 114 street entrance, with the Stollery bear located above the door. Go straight, past the Stollery Children’s Hospital & the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation signs. Look for 1A1 – Stollery Day Ward.

From the Public Underground Parking, take the elevators to Level 1. Unit 1A1- Stollery Day Ward is located in the south-east section of Level 1, opposite of the Rexall Pharmacy, past the glass elevators and the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation signs.

From the hospital entrances on 112th Street, you will enter on Level 1. 1A1- Stollery Day Ward is located in the south-east section on Level 1, opposite of the Rexall Pharmacy, past the glass elevators and the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation signs.

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What to Expect

Before Surgery 

When you arrive, check in at patient registration first. You will need to present your child’s provincial healthcare card. You may be asked to also present your child’s birth certificate or passport to verify the spelling of your child’s name or date of birth.

You will wait in the waiting room until it is your child’s turn. Food or drink is not allowed in the waiting area. Plan on being on this unit for at least 3 hours from the time of patient registration until your child is released.

When it is your child’s turn, a nurse will greet you and take your child and you to a room to get ready for surgery.

We do our best to make sure your child has their surgery as scheduled, but sometimes emergencies happen. This means that your child’s surgery may be delayed or have to be rescheduled. Your nurse will let you know if that happens and what happens next. If you have any questions or concerns during this time, talk to your child’s nurse.

During Surgery

While your child is in surgery, this is a good time to take a quick 15-minute break (patient and visitor services). But do not leave the hospital.

After Surgery

After the procedure or surgery, your child will arrive from Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) by stretcher and will be transferred to a hospital bed or crib.

Your child will stay on this unit until your child’s nurse tells you it is safe for your child to be released.

Going Home

Your child may be sleepy or slightly uncomfortable on the way home. It is best to have two adults for the drive home so that one adult is able to take care of your child.

If you usually travel by bus, ask a friend or family member to drive you home. If needed, the staff can also help you arrange for a taxi.

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After Care

Care information specific to your child will be given to you by your child’s healthcare team before your child is released from hospital. We encourage you to ask questions about your child’s care during your child’s hospital stay. For more health information, go to MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

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Health Information

For more information about your child’s surgery refer to MyHealth.Alberta.ca. Enter the name of your child’s surgery into the search field.

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