The Special Care Unit is a 26 bed unit on the 7th floor of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. We are a step-down critical care unit taking care of children of all ages and diagnoses. The staff on our unit works a combination of 8 and 12 hour shifts. The nurses on our unit usually care for 2-3 patients. The clinical assistants (CAs) may help with baths, stocking supplies, and other patient/family needs.
We strongly encourage families to be with the patient. We hope that parents will be here to share information, take part in decisions, and work with the healthcare team. While you are here, please take an active role in your child’s healthcare. We understand that you know your child best!