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: