What to bring

What to bring if your child is being admitted overnight or coming to the Day Stay Unit.

If your child is being admitted overnight

To help your child feel more secure, feel free to bring a favourite toy, cuddly blanket, photos of your family or other item marked with your child's name.  You may also like to bring a favourite book or game/s.

You will need to bring your child's clothes (including underwear) and shoes for daytime, and nighties or pyjamas for night time. The hospital supplies disposable nappies for children in hospital, but if you prefer cloth nappies you will need to bring your own. If your child has a bottle or feeder cup, you will need to bring these with you.

Your child will also need personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, brush, comb, shampoo etc.

Please bring any mobility aids if they are required, and you must ensure you have an age appropriate car restraint to take your child home when you are discharged.

The parent or caregiver who is staying with their child will also need a change of clothes, nightie or pyjamas for night-time, and personal hygiene items such as those listed above. You might like to bring a book and a small amount of money for drinks, snacks and meals, which are available from our cafeterias or vending machines. You can also bring your mobile phone, although there are pay phones available.

We discourage families from bringing valuables to the hospital, and ask that you label all personal belongings. Temporary custody of valuables such as watches can be arranged while your child is absent from the ward having a treatment or procedure.

If your child is coming to the Day Stay Unit

To help your child feel more secure, feel free to bring a favourite toy or a cuddly blanket marked with your child's name. You might also like to bring a favourite book or game.

You will need to bring pyjamas or a nightie and clothes to go home in, including nappies or a change of underwear. If your child has a bottle or feeder cup, you will need to bring these with you as well.

Please bring any mobility aids if they are required, and you must ensure you have an age appropriate car restraint to take your child home with you when you are discharged.

For more information on the Day Stay Unit, see the Directory of Services.