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A typical day in hospital

If you are an inpatient in any of the oncology wards here at The Children's Hospital at Westmead it likely means that you are here for acute care.

This involves a range of diagnostic tests, surgery, or commencement of chemotherapy, or in some cases, the emergency treatment of side effects or a deteriorating health condition.

While hospital is the best place to be, staying in a ward can be a daunting experience.

Wards are sometimes noisy places. Activities start early and there are always lights, trolleys, staff and people coming to and going. That can be a good thing too, as you will quickly meet other patients and some of our friendly staff.

When you are feeling well enough, there's quite a lot to do in hospital—take a look at this list:

  • Starlight Room
  • Livewire
  • The Labyrinth
  • The garden
  • Art trail
  • Sculpture trail


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