Your Health Care Team
At Children’s Hospital, our patients and families are the center of our health care team. We encourage our patients and families to always ask questions, discuss concerns, and take an active role within the health care team. We would like to work together with each child and family to provide the best care possible. There may be a variety of different health care providers on your child’s health care team both in the inpatient wards, clinics and emergency department.
Here is a list of team members that may be involved in your child’s care:
- Pediatricians and Pediatric Subspecialists
- Resident Doctors
- Medical Students
- Physician Assistants and/or Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses, and Nursing Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Dietitians
- Speech and Language Pathologists and/or Audiologists
- Social Workers
Your child’s health care team may include one or more of these team members. In addition to the above listed care providers other team members may include: Child Life Therapists, Spiritual Care, Indigenous services, Inuit Services, and many others available upon request or need. Your child’s health care team may be large, especially if they are admitted to the inpatient units – please do not hesitate to ask each individual their role on the health care team. At Children’s Hospital the health care team works together to provide the best possible care to each child.
The Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital which means there may be nurses, doctors and other professionals in-training involved in your child’s care. In-training providers are always supervised by another fully qualified health care provider to ensure patient safety.