Psychiatry Inpatient Service Safety

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There are many special safety measures taken on Bader 5 at Boston Children's Hospital. The unit has a double door that is kept locked at all times.

When you arrive at the unit, you must ring the doorbell and a staff person will open the door for you. At this time, you will be asked to sign in. This ensures that only authorized visitors are on the unit, protecting your child's safety and confidentiality. It also allows our staff to know who is on the unit at all times.

When you sign in, our staff will also check any belongings that you bring to your child to ensure they are safe and appropriate for them to have on the unit. They will ask to hold any smoking materials, medication or sharp objects that you may have while you are visiting. This is done for the safety of all the children on the unit.

Bathroom doors are kept locked. This is another safety issue that allows staff to monitor children closely and provide observation or assistance if necessary. Please be assured that a staff person is available 24 hours a day to provide your child with quick access to the bathroom at any time.

Parents may observe some children sleeping on beds in the hallway. This allows our staff to constantly observe children who need close monitoring due to medical or safety concerns.

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