Children are generally admitted to Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Paediatrics unit with medical or surgical problems through our Emergency Department or via a paediatrician’s office. Like all services in our Children’s Centre, our Paediatrics unit offers family-centered care for newborns, children and adolescents up to 18 years of age.
We provide children who stay in our Paediatrics unit with the opportunity to participate in our Child Life program, which includes a playroom, games, learning opportunities and other activities.We have a childlife specialist on staff to support your child.
We have a commitment to make Markham Stoufville Hospital a child-friendly place to visit. Coping kits, distraction techniques, and educational material for children and their parents are located throughout the hospital where children may visit to help us keep our promise.
May I stay with my child at the hospital?
Parents are welcome to stay with their child in the room, and we encourage one parent to stay 24 hours a day to support and comfort their child at all times. Sleeper chairs are available for parents at all times.
Other visitors are welcome during normal Childbirth and Children's Centre visiting hours, which are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.