Paediatric Program

Paediatric
Program Overview
Paediatric
Program Resources and Information
Paediatric
Program FAQ's
Paediatric
Program Contact Us

 

OVERVIEW

The Paediatric Program treats patients from newborn up to their 18th birthday. We care for a wide variety of children with a diagnosis ranging from medical, surgical, oncology to mental health issues. Some of the most common diagnoses are neonatal jaundice, brochiolitis, asthma and gastroenteritis.

The program is located at the Met Campus and includes a Paediatric Outpatient Department on 3 North and an Inpatient Unit on 3 East.

The Paediatric Program is a Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU). It is part of the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN) which is an extension of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.


OUR TEAM

We are a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, paediatricians and other physicians, child life specialists, social workers, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, other allied health professionals and dedicated volunteers.
We strive to work with our patients and families to provide safe, evidence-based care in a family centered environment.

PAEDIATRIC SERVICES

Surgery

Outpatient surgery is performed on children from newborns and up until the sixteenth birthday. The most common surgeries performed are tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies, myringotomies, hernia repairs and dental surgery.

We are now offering a Surgical Safari: Pre-Op Tour to help reduce the anxieties of having a child undergo surgery.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

The surgical Safari tour is a preoperative tour for children having surgery at Windsor Regional Hospital. On the tour, we provide age-appropriate explanations of medical equipment and show your child the areas of the hospital he or she will visit on their day of surgery.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call Child Life Services at 519-254-5577 ext. 53408.

This surgical Safari video takes you inside the hospital to get familiar with the departments and equipment your child can expect during his or her surgery.

Satellite Oncology Unit

The Satellite Oncology Unit or POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) offers:
  • 24 hour availability to a POGO trained Paediatrician for oncology families,
  • Assessment by a Paediatrician during clinic hours,
  • Blood Transfusions,
  • Central line dressing changes,
  • Laboratory services for oncology patients,
  • Port flushes,
  • Outpatient chemotherapy administration, and
  • VZIG injections.
Location:
Met Campus, 3 North

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Outpatient Clinics

The WRH Paediatrics Program offers the following clinics:
  • Allergy 
  • Cardiac 
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Medical Day Clinic
  • Nephrology 
  • Metabolic
Location:
Met Campus, 3 North

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Information for Pre-Assessment Paediatric Patients – This document contains helpful information for parents and children preparing for surgery.

 

FAQ's

What should my child bring to the hospital?

The following suggested items can help your child feel comfortable while in the hospital:
  • Comfort Item (stuffed animal, toy blanket or pillow);
  • Socks, slippers and a change of clothes;
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Comb;
  • Books, Activities and Toys;
  • Music; 
  • Family Photo; and 
  • School work.

What are the visiting hours in paediatrics?

There is 24-hour access for parents of paediatric patients. One parent is allowed to stay overnight with the child. For more information, please see Windsor Regional Hospital’s visiting hours and guidelines.

Where can I find the playroom?

There are two playrooms on the paediatric unit. These are for patients and their families ONLY!

Inpatient Playroom –Located on 3 South, this room is attached to a multipurpose room that also acts as our “teen area.”

Outpatient Playroom – Located on 3 North, this room is equipped with televisions, video games, crafts, books and toys.

Playroom Hours:
Monday – Sunday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

How can I make a donation to the Paediatrics Department?

Donations may be left with the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation.

Please note:
  • Used toys and stuffed animals will not be accepted.
  • Only new stuffed animals with tags will be accepted. 
  • Toys with sharp or small pieces that could be considered choking hazards will not be accepted. 
For a suggested list of donation items, please see the Paediatric Wish List.

 

CONTACT US

Paediatrics Department
Metropolitan Campus, 3 North and 3 East
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, ON N8W 1L9

Outpatient Clinics
519-254-5577, ext. 55531

Pogo - Satellite Oncology Unit
519-254-5577, ext. 53109

Director of Women's & Children's Services
Deb Mayea Parent
Phone: 519-254-5577, ext. 59227
Deborah.Mayea-Parent@wrh.on.ca

Program Manager Paediatrics
Kelly Bartinik
519-254-5577, ext. 53207
Kelly.Bartnik@wrh.on.ca

Clinical Practice Manager, Paediatrics
Deanna Licata
519-254-5577, ext. 53203
Deanna.Licata@wrh.on.ca

Child Life Specialists
519) 254-5577 ext. 53408 or 53402