Inpatient care for children receiving treatment through Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is provided at Boston Children’s Hospital. Since staying overnight or for long periods of time at the hospital can be frightening for your child and stressful for your family, you'll find that our facilities are designed with your child and family's comfort and needs in mind.
The rooms have one or two patient beds and are assigned according to patient needs. There is a shower and bathroom in each room, and a curtain around each bed that may be closed for privacy. In addition each bedside space has:
Children with cancer often require lengthy hospital stays. To make your child's stay as easy as possible, to entertain your child, and to provide families opportunities to share time beyond the bedside, each unit has:
We encourage families to use our staff as a resource, and we provide as much assistance as possible to help patients and their families. In addition to meeting your child's needs on the unit, we also offer the following accommodations and services:
Children's offers a food service for patients that features a room service-style menu. A limited selection of kosher and Halail meals are available for patients with restricted diets.
Parents and guardians can access Fitcorp, located across the street from the main entrance to Children's, by presenting their parent/guardian ID badge.
Children love to receive cards and packages, and we welcome mail on all of our units. Mail can be sent to your child on the unit. Our nurses can provide the correct mailing address.
Coordinated by your child's nurse or child life specialist, tutoring is available for children who will be absent from school for at least two weeks, either at home or in the hospital, due to illness.
The Café at Children's offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot meals and light alternatives are available, as well as salad bar, deli, grill and wrap station. There is also an Au Bon Pain located in the Main Lobby.
There are also many additional restaurants, delis and fast-food choices in the Longwood Galleria located next door to Children's.
ATM Bank Machines are located in the Fegan Building on Fegan Plaza. Additional ATM machines are located across the street and next door in the Longwood Galleria.
Located in the Main Lobby, or next door at the Longwood Galleria, the CVS offers a full-service pharmacy.
Children's offers access to on-site laundry facilities for parents of children staying in our inpatient units. Our nurses will show you where the facilities are located, if necessary.
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