Coping with treatment and hospital

As a parent or caregiver, you are an important member of the health care team. Your knowledge of what helps your child, and what may make them more anxious or distressed, is very useful information. There are a number of ways in which you can help your child if they are having health care treatment. Talk to your child about what is happening. Be involved in all the decisions made about your child's health care. 

Young boy in a hospital bed with a teddy bear and a 'clown doctor' standing next to him

Your child's continuing education is important when they are in hospital or sick at home for a long time.

There are a number of ways in which you can help your child if they are having health care treatment.

As a parent you know your child best. You can help staff to help your child cope with the procedure or surgery.

You will feel more at ease if you are well informed about your child's hospital visit and have arranged support for yourself and your family.