For school-aged children, being in the hospital can affect school attendance. Participation in schoolwork while in hospital is encouraged, when possible. Continuing with schoolwork can help children feel like they are keeping a normal routine during their hospital stay. It may also help your child continue learning and create a smoother return to school.
Schools are able to provide your child with resources and learning to work on while in the hospital. You can help by contacting your child’s school to find out what textbooks your child might need and the assignments they are working on.
Some hospitals, like the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital and Regina General Hospital, have classrooms and teachers available for patients in kindergarten to grade 12. Classroom or bedside instruction can be arranged. Learning time is flexible to accommodate your child’s medical needs.
To contact the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital school program, call 306-655-2589.
To contact the Regina General Hospital school program, call 306-766-4326.
Please speak with your child’s nursing staff or the hospital social worker if you wish to discuss your child’s schoolwork while they are staying in any hospital.