Paediatrics

This unit is designed for young patients and situated on the 8th floor with 33 beds. It also has four (4) separate rooms for a mother and child which is available if a parent’s request to stay with a child and the fees is payable upfront on a daily basis covering for accommodation and three meals. In those rooms parents are requested to take care of the child’s basic needs unless the child is very sick. There are 15 isolation wards with a variety of doctors and Paediatricians. The ward provides a play area where children could get together and enjoy their games.

When admitting the child take note of the following:

  • The child must be 12 years or below.
  • Only Medical, Surgical, (ENT) Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Orthopedic, Urology and Neurological patients are admitted.

Parents are requested to bring the following toiletry for the child on admission:

  • Face cloth.
  • Body cream.
  • Buttock cream for babies who are on nappies.
  • Soap or whatever the baby uses.
  • Toothbrush and Colgate.
  • Nappies that must be handed over to a nurse and counted and controlled.
  • Children are supplied with pajamas and blankets ? no need to bring extras as this will be at own risk.

No TOYS are allowed in the ward for Infection Control measures

Visiting Hours are as follows:
11:00 –  12:00
15:00 –  16:00
19:00 – 20:00

Visiting procedure:

  • When coming for a visit report at the Security Desk for record keeping.
  • Only 2 people are allowed to sit with the child at a time. This is to control spread of infection to the sick child.
  • Parents are allowed to stay until 22:00.
  • No relative will be allowed in the ward outside visiting hours.
  • No relative or friend will be allowed to visit a child when parents are not present UNLESS an arrangement has been made with the sister by the parent.
  • Children between the age of 12yrs and below will not be allowed to visit in the ward for Infection Control Measures.
  • The security will inform the ward about your visit and check if the nurses are not busy with the patience.
  • Child safety is our priority and your cooperation will be highly appreciated.

Food and drinks

  • Food and drinks will be provided from our kitchen
  • There is no need to bring extra food as this may result in the child vomiting and developing loose stools

General

  • Parents who need to know more about blood results and X- rays must see their

Doctors

  • Anything that makes a parent unhappy – talk to the unit manager.
  • Make sure that you know the nurses working with your child for the day.
  • When visiting your child report to the nurse and BOND with the child by doing some of the basic caring e.g. nappy changes, Feed and bath your baby if the child is not very sick.
  • Do not ask other parents for information about your child – you will never get an accurate report.
  • There are different reasons for inserting a drip on your child so know the reason for each drip on your child, If you do not understand ask for a sister.

Unit Manager
Mpho Kenoshi
Tel: 012 336 6110 and 012 336 6111
E-Mail: paeds@louispasteur.co.za

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