Our newly renovated, 13-bed stem cell transplantation unit at Boston Children's Hospital combines state-of-the-art air filtration and infection control with comfort for patients and parents.
The child-friendly unit uses an advanced HEPA-filtering system, eliminating the need to confine patients to isolated rooms and encouraging social interaction with fellow patients and departmental staff, when possible. Patient rooms feature color-changing ceiling tiles, Internet access and personal entertainment centers to engage children during their stay. In addition, the unit features shared patient and family social areas to provide diversion beyond the bedside. Our patient rooms include:
Additionally, we encourage children to personalize their space with decorations, cards and posters.
Children undergoing stem cell transplantation are confined to the unit until they are engrafted and show no signs of illness. To make this period as easy as possible, the following accommodations are provided:
We also arrange meals, have access to on-site laundry facilities, and provide local fitness center passes. We encourage families to use our staff as a resource for any needs that arise.