- Children and parents shall have the right to be informed in a manner appropriate to age and understanding.
- Steps should be taken to mitigate physical and emotional stress.
Children shall be admitted to hospital only if the care they require cannot be equally well provided at home or on a day basis.
Children in hospital shall have the right to have their parents or parent substitute with them at all times.
Children shall have full opportunity for play, recreation and education suited to their age and condition and shall be in an environment designed, furnished, staffed and equipped to meet their needs.
Children shall be cared for by staff whose training and skills enable them to respond to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of children and families.
Continuity of care should be ensured by the team caring for children.
Children shall be treated with tact and understanding and their privacy shall be respected at all times.