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Starship Paediatric Day Stay Unit

Public Service, Paediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), Radiology

Preparing your Child for their Day Stay Visit

To prepare your child for Day Stay, be honest. Explain why your child is coming to hospital in simple language that is meaningful to the child. Encourage your child to choose pyjamas and a favourite toy to bring to hospital.

You are welcome to visit prior to your admission date. This will give you and your child the opportunity to meet the nurses, see the unit and ask any questions.

Day Stay has a play specialist who is available to help you prepare your child for theatre and other procedures. For an appointment to view the unit and meet with the play specialist please phone the unit on (09) 307 4949 ext 25620.

This page was last updated at 11:33AM on December 2, 2020.