Child Life Worker

Our Child Life Worker visits each Aboriginal child between the ages of 0 and 16 admitted to the Hospital. The Child Life Worker works to build a relationship with the child and parents to respond to the child’s social needs and to support parents, during their child’s stay at the hospital.

A First Nations Child Life Worker with a young patient

Role:

  • Acts as a consultant to health care providers in planning care for Aboriginal children and high risk maternity patients.
  • Provides appropriate developmental activities and information to the child.
  • Provides counseling and support to Aboriginal patients and their families regarding identified problems, personal concerns and treatment objectives.
  • Assists with communicating treatment information and discharge plans to parents when needed.
  • Provides relief for parents finding it difficult to cope.
  • Informs parents of their rights and responsibilities while their child is in hospital.

 

Donations to WGH Playroom

We truly appreciate all donations to the WGH Playroom, however, due to infection control policies, donated items must be considered as one time use only. All donated toys or playroom items that cannot be disinfected will be given to the patient when they leave the hospital. As a result, donations are needed more than ever. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.

Donation Wish List

  • Puzzles - suitable for all different age groups
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Books - suitable for all ages
  • Colouring and Activity Books
  • Playdough
  • Modeling Clay
  • Art Supplies (i.e. markers, pencil crayons, crayons, non-toxic paints)
  • First Nation designs and patterns/stencils
  • DVDs - suitable for all age groups
  • Wii games and accessories (physically interactive games are best)
  • Felt fabric – black and red
  • Fabric scraps
  • Sewing supplies (i.e. buttons, sequins, thread, needles, pony beads, seed beads)
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