Wesley's 40-bed Pediatric Unit provides care for sick and injured children up to the age of 18. The entire unit, from staff to decor, is geared toward the needs of children and their families. Several rooms in the unit are designed for the comfort of teenaged patients.
Among our staff are child-life specialists who focus on helping children feel comfortable while in the hospital. They use age-appropriate explanations of procedures, therapeutic play, and stress-reduction activities.
If a child has a chronic illness or needs special care after going home, we offer education programs to provide parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to help meet the child's health-care needs.
Parents are not considered visitors and are welcome at any time. Small children who visit must always be accompanied by an adult.
When a child is in a private room, a parent is welcome to spend the night on a cot in the room. If a child is in a semiprivate room, a parent may sleep in a reclining chair beside the bed. Private rooms may not be available if many children are staying at the hospital. If this occurs, private rooms will be assigned first to children whose infection needs are a priority.
Latex (rubber) balloons are not allowed in the medical center, as some people are allergic to them.