Happy Halloween from KHSC

News / Children’s Health / Pediatric Care
By John Pereira

Staff, patients and families dress-up to show off their Halloween spirit

For some, Halloween is a time for parties, trick-or-treating and other spooky activities that typically come along with October 31.

For others, like the patients and families in KHSC’s Pediatrics Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) it’s a time to forget they’re in the hospital, even for a few moments, and focus on having some fun.

To celebrate, staff on our Kidd 10 pediatrics department got into the spirit and dressed up for the occasion. Our NICU staff also helped ensure our smallest patients were decked out in costumes as well.

“It can really be a stressful time when you have a child in the hospital,” says Kerri-Lee Bisonette, Manager of Pediatrics. “So we try to make days like this a special celebration focused on our patients. We want to make sure they’re having a bit of fun and still experiencing some of the typical things that come along with Halloween, like dressing up as a character from their favourite movie or television show.”

Staff in the NICU were also busy making special Halloween cards for patients and families, featuring the tiny footprints of each patient.

“We’re always focused on creating an environment that is compassionate and focused on our patients and families,” says Bisonette. “Today is a great example of that.”

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