Our hospital is interested in starting a Child Day Care Center within the hospital which would provide child care service for our staff. Nursing shortage is compounded by lack of child care and we feel that if we could provide this service it would allow more freedom for those who currently do not have a reliable source to care for their children. For any who read this forum, do your hospitals have such a service, and if so, how does it function? What is the cost, how is it staffed, what are the hours and is it open to just hosptial staff or any others in the community?
Often times we attempt to call staff to come in and they are unable to work because they have no one to care for their children. We already provide sick child care, but no well care. Thank you for any who can help.
Feb 9, '02
Thank you, mom and dad, for never leaving me at a "daycare", and thank you, older brother and sister, for helping mom and dad out when I couldn't be under their supervision.
It must be very rough on parents these days. If I had a kid, I don't know if I could drop them off like that. Especially in the 2-7 year range.
I love you very much mom and dad.
Last edit by mario_ragucci on Feb 9, '02
Feb 9, '02
I feel your pain. Motherhood is a tough and challenging career choice for any woman to make, especially when we don't know from one day to the next whether or not we are going to be able to protect our children around the clock by our own energy. Sometimes situations present themselves to where a mother has no other alternative but to rely on trusting licensed daycare providers with their little ones. Having three daughters of my own (who all have children), and either go to college or work full time, my heart goes out to them for having to be away from their little ones when they would rather be with them more often. If I ever win the lottery, or come into a lot of money some other way, I would pay them to stay home with their children. They haven't been as fortunate as I was to be able to stay at home with them during the majority of their growing up years. However, after an eighteen year marriage when their father flew the family nest suddenly and without warning, there I was a single mother for the first time in my life. I thank God that I had a nursing career to support my three children and myself, and that they were preteen and teenagers at the time of their father's "untimely departure".
ktwlpn, I'm sure you are doing the very best you can with your children, even with a husband around, times can still be rough on families today. I wish you well with your family and may you all continue to be as blessed as you are.
"It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows." -- ERMA BOMBECK
Last edit by live4today on Feb 9, '02
Feb 9, '02
Our child care is totally catering to the physicians.
Last edit by Chuckie on Feb 26, '02