If your child is in a private room in the third- or fifth-floor acute-care pediatrics units (3F/5 West), two family members are allowed to stay overnight.
If your child is in a double room or the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)/pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit (PCTICU), only one family member will be allowed to stay overnight.
Family members must be 18 years or older to stay overnight at the hospital. Parents of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are permitted to stay overnight with their babies, but sleeping accommodations are not provided in this unit. The staff reserves the right to make a decision regarding overnight stays each night that is in the best interest of your child’s health and safety.
In-room accommodations for family members staying in acute-care pediatrics and PICU/PCTICU consist of a sleeper chair, a pillow and a blanket. To prevent injury, patients under 3 years of age must sleep in a crib.
For safety reasons, you may not sit or sleep in the crib with your child. You should expect many interruptions to your sleep while in the room. Lights are often on for frequent assessments and the equipment needed to take care of your child may make noise.
Other options to staying in the room include nearby hotels and guest houses. The waiting rooms are not sleeping areas and must be kept open for immediate use.
Our social services or patient experience staff can help you locate accommodations.