Oncology and transplant services infection control (1035)

Key points below

There are different kinds of infections that can make your child sick while receiving medicines that weaken the immune system. Your child could be at risk to get bacterial, viral or fungal infections. The below instructions may keep your child from getting an infection.

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene should be done:


A healthcare worker will screen all visitors to the inpatient unit for infections and illness including exposure to chickenpox. This is for the safety of all patients.

Eating and drinking


Parents may use their child’s bathroom and shower. Sometimes your child will still get an infection even if you do everything possible to protect your child. This is no one’s fault. It is a known risk of receiving medicines that weaken the immune system.

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Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.