Alberta Children's Hospital

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Name :

Alberta Children's Hospital

Address  :

2888 Shaganappi Trail NW

Town  :

Calgary

State  :

Alberta

Country  :

CANADA

Post Code:

T3B 6A8

Phone  :

403 955 7211

Web URL  :

Alberta Childrens Hospital
Specialization
  • Cardiology
  • Daibetes, Endocrinology
  • Dentistry
  • ENT
  • Neuro Surgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Oncologist
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic Surgery
Facilities

Total Number Of Beds : 133

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Description

When the new Alberta Childrens Hospital opened in September 2006 in Calgary Alberta the hospital became the first freestanding pediatric facility to be built in Canada in more than 20 years

The Alberta Childrens Hospital was designed by the people who will use the building the most patients families physicians and staff of the hospital In 2002 architects created renderings of how the hospital could look a multistorey brick building These drawings were brought to the hospitals Teen Advisory Group TAG and changed beyond recognition into a colourful kidfriendly building closely resembling toy building blocks This is how the building looks today as it sits on a hilltop overlooking downtown Calgary the Bow River and the Rocky Mountains

The vision for the Alberta Childrens Hospital was to create a building that would reduce stress and promote healing The interior of the hospital has been designed to enable the delivery of family centred care Children are not just little adults unique and specialized health care teams are required to provide care to this patient population The hospital includes supports for families such as sleeping facilities for parents in each patient room a babysitting service for siblings of patients a sacred space for spiritual activities a pet visitation room and the Healing Gardens that surround the new hospital giving parents and their children areas to heal to have fun and to spend private time

The Alberta Childrens Hospital is used by patients from birth to age 18 from southern Alberta southeastern British Columbia and southeastern Saskatchewan

Vision
Providing excellence in familycentred care

Mission
In partnership with our community we advocate for provide leadership and are committed to providing accessible comprehensive integrated and coordinated health services

Guiding Principles

Familycentred care

Children are not just little adults this is especially true in a health care environment Parents and families participate in treatment decisions postoperative and ongoing care plans as members of multidisciplinary teams This is familycentred care

Health care professionals are the experts on health and disease Families are the experts on their child and can offer essential information to enhance their childs health care The guiding principles of familycentred care are

Respect Parents and other family members deserve the same respect as other
members of the team Families choices should be respected along with their
values beliefs and cultural backgrounds

Information Sharing As important members of the team families are
entitled to timely complete and unbiased information offered in a
supportive way This allows them to make wise decisions about their childs
care

Collaboration Patients and families should be active participants in the
decisions made for their child A family knows their child and the familys
strengths and circumstances Professionals offer medical and other technical
expertise Together the best treatment plans can be created for the patient

Confidence Building Familycentred care programs and services build
families confidence and ability to care for themselves and their child

A Teaching Hospital

The Alberta Childrens Hospital is considered a centre of excellence in pediatric health care We assist in the training of student doctors nurses and other health care professionals from teaching programs around the world While these students are working in the hospital they are under the supervision of hospital staff and your childs personal physician
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