Published: Apr. 11, 2011
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
You are strongly encouraged to move around your room when possible.
Each room has a television with local and limited cable channels, a remote control, radio, and telephone with a direct-dialed number, and the entire hospital has Wi-Fi. Long distance calls may only be made collect or charged to a calling card.
You are encouraged to bring different items with you to help pass the time. We provide DVD players in each room. Feel free to bring movies of your choice.
Puzzles, books, card or board games, magazines, hand-held computer games, and crafts or hobbies done while seated are also welcome.
Computers and electronics must be on a table in front of you and not on your lap due to electrical interference on the EEG recording.
Music therapy, pet therapy, and special entertainers are among the ways we work to brighten your child’s experience during his or her hospital stay.
Activities, toys, and movies are available for children to enjoy at their bedside. Please ask your child life specialist about getting some things from the playroom for your child.
Child life volunteers are available during regular playroom hours to bring activities to the room or spend time with your child.
The playroom is available by appointment and requires permission from your child’s epileptologist. Parent observers may take a break while the patient is in the playroom.
Each pediatric room comes equipped with a PlayStation 2 in addition to standard amenities.