Children in the hospital

Children in the hospital

Staying in hospital is hard for children, because it means they are away from their parents. Luckily, hospital stays are much shorter than they used to be, usually no more than one or two days. Take your time and prepare your child carefully.

At the «Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel» (UKBB, Paediatric Hospital Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft) children and their parents can visit the hospital prior to an operation and talk to a social pedagogue. The children get to see a hospital room, try out a few things, and meet doctors and nurses. These visits are very helpful for children and parents alike. They take away the children’s fear and relieve the parents.

Switzerland

Addresses and links

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Aargau

Addresses and links

  • Klinik für Kinder und Jugendliche am Kantonsspital, Aarau: www.ksa.ch

  • The KSA has a special website for children, with information and games to prepare them for their stay in hospital: www.ksakidsgame.ch

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Basel-Landschaft

Addresses and links

  • The association BELOP supports parents during the operation of their child: www.ukbb.ch

  • The UKBB has a special website for children with information and games: www.ukbb.ch

  • Private day clinic for children in Liestal: www.kindertagesklinik.ch

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Basel-Stadt

Addresses and links

  • The association BELOP supports parents during the operation of their child: www.ukbb.ch

    The UKBB has a special website for children with information and games: www.ukbb.ch

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Solothurn

Addresses and links

  • There is no children's clinic in the Canton of Solothurn.

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Book Recommendations

„Was passiert im Krankenhaus- Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? Die Sachbuchreihe Für Kindergartenkinder“

By Andreas Erne, Ravensburger Verlag 2015.