When your child is unwell

Paediatric and child services

If your child is unwell, injured or in need of surgery, and 15 years old or younger, they will be cared for in Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Children's Ward.

As a parent or carer, you are welcome to stay in the hospital with your child 24 hours a day, however only one carer can sleep overnight. 

We know it is important for your child to see friends and family/whānau while in hospital. But we ask that you limit visitors to your child’s room and they are considerate of other patients in regards to noise.

Meals are not provided for parents, but every Friday night a home cooked meal is provided by the Rose Foundation.

A social worker is available on request to provide information on community and financial support.

Cultural support from the Māori Health Unit's kaitakawaenga is readily available. A Pacific liaison nurse is also available.