Medicine Unit

Medicine units provide inpatient care for children and youth with a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to cardiology, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, respiratory and genetic conditions.

What we do

Our medicine unit consists of 15 inpatient beds.

Some features of the unit include:

  • Playroom: Play is an important part of a child’s life and can make a hospital stay easier. Recreation specialists or workers are available to provide therapeutic play and other special activities for children in the unit. They will also come to the bedsides of children and youth who can’t leave their rooms.
  • Family Room: A family room is available in the unit for families to have quiet time away from their child’s room, while remaining nearby.
  • Janeway School: Your child does not have to miss school while in the hospital. The Janeway School is staffed with teachers and provides classroom and bedside teaching from September to June for children who will be in the hospital for more than seven days.
  • Music Therapy: An accredited music therapist (MTA) is available to visit your child to use music to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, spiritual health and well-being. It can provide individualized goals based on the cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, communicative and physical needs of each client.

Who we see

We provide care to children and youth up to their 18th birthday.

Our team

While admitted, your child may be treated by a number of health-care professionals.

  • Pediatricians
  • Medical residents
  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Musical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Social workers

How to access this service

Children are admitted to the medicine unit through consultation from the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre Emergency Department or directly by a specialist who is providing care to the patient.

Where we are

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
4th Floor
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6

Hours of operation

Inpatient services provide 24-hour care, seven days per week.

How to reach us

Medicine Unit
Telephone: 709-777-4384

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Last updated: 2022-06-24