While life may seem to stand still when you have a sick child in hospital, in reality it continues on quietly in the background. Bills still need to be paid and friends and family still want to stay in touch.
To help balance the needs of a sick child with the demands of daily living a little easier, the Children's Health Foundation provides a family care program which includes:
Main Parent Lounge – Level 1, Coles Building (entry is outside the hospital)
This room is for parents and carers of patients and provides access to fax, internet, tea and coffee, daily newspapers and magazines – all free of charge.
- Open weekdays 9.00am-7.30pm
- Open weekends 10.00am-5.00pm
(hours may change on public holidays)
Ward Parent Lounges
Free internet access for parents and carers of patients is available in Banksia, Robertson, McConnel and PICU, and in the Surf playroom. See the nurses or the ward receptionist for your 10 minute token.
Qualified massage theraptists volunteer their time regularly to provide free neck and shoulder massages for parents and carers of patients. Speak with nurses or your ward receptionist to register your interest.
PLEASE NOTE: THE MASSAGE SERVICE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.
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