Day procedures

Children who have day surgery are accommodated in our 8-seat day room. Each child is given a comfortable recliner chair, or cot. An electronic tablet and television are available in each area. As there is limited space within the day room, we ask that excess baggage and equipment be left at home.

Overnight stay

The Paediatric Ward has 10 beds accommodating medical and surgical patients. It has eight single rooms and one shared room. Every effort is made to provide patients with single rooms, but it is not always possible. Allocation is based on the health needs, or admission date of our patients.

Parent/guardian overnight stay

We know children recover best when they are with their parent, guardian or carer. We provide a fold-out bed and linen for one adult so they can stay with their child overnight. The fold-out beds must be packed away during the day to give our staff access to the patient's bedside. We do not provide overnight accommodation for siblings. 

Cots

To ensure their safety, it is hospital policy that children under three are transported around the hospital in a cot. If your child prefers a bed, this can be arranged with your nurse; however cot or bed sides must remain up at all times.

Visiting hours

For your convenience, the Paediatric Ward does not have set visiting hours. We have quiet time between 1pm and 3pm daily and aim to have children settled for the night by 8pm.

Ward security

In the interest of our patient's safety, the entrance to the ward is locked. Please use the intercom to access the ward. All beds within the ward are covered by closed circuit cameras which relay to the nurses’ station only. This is for the safety of our patients and is not a recording device.

Entertainment
We want your experience at Cabrini to be both positive and enjoyable. Thanks to a generous gift by the late Lindsay G. Quinn, our ward has been equipped with infra-red and kinetic sensors to allow our younger patients to play high-tech games during their stay.

All patients have access to free Wi-Fi and Foxtel on all TVs including the children’s comedy and movie channels. We also offer a wheelchair accessible interactive playroom equipped with a range of board games, activities and books. Sensory toolboxes and quiet activities are available during quiet time.

Catering

A food monitor will visit your room or call you to arrange patient and parent meals. Menus are available at each bedside. If your child has an allergy or food sensitivity, please inform your nurse. Visitors have access to the hospital café from 7am to 7pm where a selection of hot and cold food and drinks are available for purchase. Alternatively, vending machines are accessible 24 hours a day outside the café.