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ChildPaediatric Medical Day Unit

Location

Zone B, Level 1, B1-200
Children’s Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario

Hours of Operation

Children's Outpatient Clinics, B1-200 is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:0 pm.

Children's Lab Test Centre, B1-200, is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Children's Outpatient Treatment & Procedures, B1-300 is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Directions and Parking:

Driving directions to Children's Hospital

Park in Parking 8 , located on the west side of the hospital.  This lot is accessible at the Wellington and Baseline Road entrance.

Contact

PMDU Automated Line:

519-685-8500, ext. 58434

Contents

Our Program

What to Expect

 

Our Program

The Paediatric Medical Day Unit (PMDU) is the outpatient component of the Children’s Hospital. The PMDU provides care for children and youth (newborn to 17 years of age inclusive) in the form of medical/ diagnostic interventions/treatments, as well as outpatient clinics. The PMDU sees approximately 34,000 children each year.

Specialties and Services
PMDU offers a wide array of specialty clinics and services to meet the needs of children and youth:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Developmental Follow Up Clinic
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Haematology
  • Healthy Eating and Activity Program
  • Hemophilia
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pre-Admit
  • Respirology
  • Rheumatology
  • RSV
  • Surgery
  • Transplant

Our dynamic team of health care professionals provides psychosocial, medical care and interventions inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Chemotherapy
  • IV antibiotics
  • Blood transfusions and the administration of a variety of other specialty medications
  • Diagnostic tests such as sedated hearing/vision testing, sedated MRI/CTs
  • Patient teaching and education


What to Expect

Registration

Go to Zone B, Level 1, then follow the signs to the PMDU. When registering, you need to show your child’s health card. Once registered, you are asked to stay in the waiting room until a health care provider comes to get you.

What to bring

Remember to bring the following with you:

  • Your child’s health card
  • List of your child's current medications
  • Favourite blanket, stuffed toy or other object that may offer to comfort to your child
  • Cash for parking
  • Food
  • Note: Meals are provided for your child if he/she is spending the day in the PMDU for care and treatment. If you wish to purchase food, there are food vendors located close to the PMDU.

  • Diapers and any other personal care items

Toys and activities

The PMDU provides an excellent variety of toys and activities for you to enjoy while being cared for in the PMDU. If your child has a favourite activity or stuffed toy from home, it might be helpful to bring this item along with you. This can often help your child feel more comfortable during this new experience.

 

Make the experience less stressful

A visit to the hospital or the experience of a test/procedure can be very stressful. PMDU has a number of trained professionals, such as Child Life Specialists , Art Therapists, and a Therapeutic Clown who specialize in working with children and youth to empower them and make the experience less traumatic.


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