Your child's room

All patient rooms have a direct telephone line. Local calls are free. This phone will not ring between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., however, you may dial out at any time. To reach your child’s room after hours, dial the Children’s Hospital patient information number at (414) 266-2002 and ask for your child’s room.

Each patient room has a television. A list of TV stations is located in your room. DVD players and video games also are available for children. Video games and DVDs can be checked out from the Daniel M. Family Resource Center.

Room assignments

Rooms are assigned according to each child’s medical condition and the type of care needed. Depending on the unit, other factors for assigning rooms include the child’s age and sex. Sometimes we may need to transfer your child to another room. Every effort will be made to inform you before the transfer. We ask for your understanding. Your child’s care provider will tell you why the transfer is needed.

Food for your child

Children’s Hospital has free room service for patients. Children may order any item off the menu in their room between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. by calling (414) 266-3663.

Your child’s food order will be delivered to his or her room within 45 minutes. Parents may leave a recorded message between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to order their child’s meals for the following day.

Do not give your child any food without consulting your child’s nurse. Some food items may not be allowed if a doctor has limited your child’s diet. If you have questions about your child’s meals, ask to see a dietitian.

For more information about ordering food, call the Nutrition Services Department at (414) 266-3663.

Learn more about dining options at the hospital.