We encourage you to be honest with your child about staying in the hospital. Explain why the hospital visit is necessary and what your child should expect. Let your child know that you will be there whenever you can and that the hospital staff is kind and caring.
To help your child, you can also talk about some of the fun, everyday activities available at the hospital, including the playrooms, games, arts and crafts, special programming and hospital school. If you have other children at home, they may worry about their sibling’s hospital stay. Be sure they also understand what is happening, and let them know they are welcome to visit most units. If you plan to bring a child under the age of five, please talk to your child’s nurse before bringing them in, and please be aware that children under 16 will need permission to visit a sibling in the pediatric intensive care unit.
We understand your desire to be with your child, and encourage your participation in your child’s care. Parents are welcome to stay with their child 24 hours a day. Your child’s room accommodates one parent, with a chair that converts to a single bed. We will provide you with linens and towels.
Patient/ Parent Bracelets
Red, Green and Blue Pods
Hasbro Children's Hospital Welcome Guide