Our patient care rooms were designed with many unique features to promote family centered care. Single inpatient rooms are “zoned” with distinct areas for clinical care, patient area and a family area. They are furnished with a daybed, storage, comfortable seating and a desk with Internet access.
- Flat Screen Televisions equipped with DVD players
- Private rooms that are much larger with larger bathrooms
- Fold-out daybed for parents
- Work desk for patients and families
- Double sided closets that allow for stocking by staff without disturbing patients
Free Wireless internet service is provided for our net savvy patients and families. Future plans call for set-top boxes to provide movie rental, games and educational software. A future web portal will let families look up health information, pay bills, schedule appointments and build websites to communicate with friends and families.
Each floor of Dell Children’s has a patient zone, a work zone and a family zone. Each unit has a waiting room to give families a place to spend time while patients are asleep or receiving treatments. Circular eight-room pods have a nursing station just outside the doors of every patient room.
In addition, a Family Resource Center serves as an “on-site library of information” for patients’ families. Staff is available for personal consultation and online and print materials will offer up-to-the minute information on a wide range of medical conditions and treatments.