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.
While admitted, your child may be treated by a number of health-care professionals.
- Medical residents
- Registered nurses
- Licensed practical nurses
- Nurse practitioners
- Musical therapists
- 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
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