The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized area that provides critical care services for children and youth with a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to: trauma, major surgeries, acute respiratory conditions and medical crises.
What we do
Our primary focus is the care of your child. We consider you to be part of our team and will assist you to become involved as much as possible.
- Waiting room for family members that includes a sofa, television and phone.
- Sleep room adjacent to the PICU for family use. This room is reserved for parents of the most critically ill children in the PICU.
- Shower for family use.
- Availability of breast pumps.
Who we see
Children and youth of all ages are admitted to the PICU as long as medically necessary.
While admitted, your child may be treated by a number of health-care professionals.
- Medical residents
- Respiratory therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Phlebotomists (Laboratory technicians)
- X-Ray technicians
How to access this service
Children are admitted to the PICU directly under the care of a specialist or from, and in consultation with, the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre Emergency Department.
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
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Telephone: 709-777-4465 or 709-777-4492
Toll-free Line: 1-800-550-1322
Visitation practices in the PICU
Parents/guardians of PICU are able to visit at any time, with the exception of:
- Shift change, every day between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- During bedside rounds of other patients, typically between 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (time varies)
- Parents/ guardians are considered an important part of their child’s hospital care in PICU and are encouraged to participate in their child’s care as much as possible in consultation with the health-care team.