The patient ward allocated to the caring of infants and children at the St. Maarten Medical Center is called the Pediatric or Children Ward.
We care for children age 0-17 years in a friendly and supportive environment. A hospital admission is stressful, especially when it concerns a child. Dealing with their illness as well as the hospital environment; new faces and medical procedures may contribute to this stress. Every effort is made to make a child’s stay as comfortable as possible.
A child’s primary source of strength and support is their family. We acknowledge that you know your child better than anyone else and we will do everything possible to keep you involved in your child’s care. That is why we encourage you to participate in your child’s care while he or she is hospitalized. By working together, our goal is to make this experience the best we can for you and your child.
Our well-qualified and experienced staff consists of a pediatrician, registered nurses and ancillary support staff. Other specialized physicians are also available for consultation should your child need this. Because you are a vital part of the team caring for your child:
- Ask us about anything you do not understand
- Help us make your child’s hospital experience as comfortable as possible
- Tell us if you notice a change in your child that concerns you
- Ask us to explain care in terms that are understandable and meaningful to you and your child.