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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

What we do

  • Provides the therapeutic play programs which are designed to reduce stress and help patients cope with hospitalization.
  • Helps prepare children for medical and surgical procedures.
  • Provides emotional support to patients during times of stress.
  • Works with other medical and support staff to help children.
  • Uses symbolic activities to elicit patient concerns about the hospital experience.
  • Helps clarify any concerns about the intended treatment plan.
  • Operates and supervises the playrooms which are open to all patients.
  • Observes the children to determine the developmental appropriateness of psychosocial behaviour, coping and parent/child relationships.
  • Provides family support and education.
  • Provides diversional entertainment.