The Inpatient Unit of the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a doctor on call at all times. In addition, other senior doctors can be called in for consultations as needed.
Each month there is a different attending physician in charge of the inpatient unit as well as residents. Every day the medical staff meets to discuss the patients, their progress and various therapies. If you have any questions or requests for the medical staff regarding your child's care, it is best if you discuss them with the doctor when he is checking your child during rounds. Most days a senior physician will also conduct rounds in the afternoon as well.
The nursing staff in the Inpatient Unit works in three shifts a day. During each shift a nurse is assigned to your child and she is responsible for administrating treatment as well as keeping you updated as to your child's status.
A child must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We request that you do not bring young children into the ward.
The children are given three meals a day, distributed by hospital staff. On Saturdays (shabbat), the meals will be distributed after prayer time. Meals are also distributed (free of charge) at the synagogue.
During the day (6:00 am - 8:00 pm), the entrance is through the Mother and Child Pavilion. After hours, visitors must come through the admissions office (through the mezzanine level of the Mother and Child Pavilion).
In terms of hours, there are no limitations; it is up to your discretion and whatever is most comfortable for your child.