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We currently have a no sibling policy now as well. Our children’s hospital has a “Kids Clubhouse” that offers supervised sibling playroom while sibling patients are attending clinic visits, lab draws etc. Families need to make a reservation, sib has to wear a mask, no diapering, no sick sibs, no medical intervention, etc. and I am sure there are other rules that I am not aware of – but it is a great resource for families (and for clinics too).
Anne G. Harvey, DNP, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
APP Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Utah Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Primary Children’s Hospital
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——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 10/21/2021 9:44:00 AM From: Gretchen Hirschey Subject: RE: Sibling Policy
We have a no sibling policy. However, if they show up with sibs, we look at it on a case by case basis, if the patient MUST be seen that day and I discuss with the team. Also, if we know ahead of time there is childcare issues, we also address those with the team (EX. coming in for a physical only, can be rescheduled; if chemotherapy or infusion, we will consider sibs). IF sibs come, they must stay in the room with patient and keep mask on. Hope this helps.
—————————— Gretchen Hirschey, RN, BSN, CPHON Clinical Manager, Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Outpatient Setting Children’s Health 1935 Medical District Drive Dallas, Texas 75235 United States email@example.com O: 214-456-1509 C: 214-536-6825 —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 10-21-2021 06:48 AM From: Kellie Kirbitz Subject: Sibling Policy
Hi all- Looking for input as to what other clinics policies are on siblings being allowed at clinic and/or infusion appointments. If you do NOT allow siblings, how do you manage barriers that families have in finding childcare for other sibs? Any other input, ideas, etc. are welcome! Thank you!