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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Renovations to Same Day Admit Unit

On Nov. 7, 2011, SickKids will begin renovating its Same Day Admit Unit (SDAU). This will have minimal impact on children and families coming to the Hospital for surgery, and no impact on other patients, families and visitors.


For those coming to the Hospital for day surgery, we would like to remind you of the process:

  • Please register at the admitting booths in the Atrium on the Main floor. You will be given an identifying sticker that you must wear while in the Hospital.
  • After checking in, you will be directed to the SDAU on the 2nd floor for your child’s pre-operative check-in. You will be asked to remain in the 2nd floor assessment area until your child is called to the Operating Room.

Due to the high number of children being treated, only two (2) adults may escort a child throughout the day from registration to recovery.

    • One adult must be the child’s legal guardian.
    • Your child’s siblings are not permitted to accompany you throughout the day from registration to recovery, for reasons of infection control and patient safety.
  • During your child’s operation, you may wait in the Surgical Waiting Room, also on the 2nd floor.
  • Your child will recover in the Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) on the 2nd floor before being discharged from the unit. Only one (1) adult is permitted to be at the bedside with your child in the Post Anesthetic Care Unit.

This renovation is the final phase of expansion to SickKids’ surgical areas, which have included enhancements in the operating suites and pre-anaesthesia clinic. These changes will improve the surgical experience for families and patients.

For more information about our renovations, peri-operative services or day of surgery, please visit our Coming to Surgery page or call the Same Day Admit Unit at 416-813-5088.