Bring Your Own Device

Laptops & Tablets

At the Alberta Children's Hospital we understand that we live in a connected world, and we want to help you maintain those connections. We encourage you to bring your own device to use while you are here, but if you don’t have a device, we have other options available for patients and families staying at the hospital.

For patients and families staying at the hospital that don’t have their own device, we have family access computers scattered around the hospital, and a laptop lending program. Please speak with your child life specialist, unit clerk, or visit the Family and Community Resource Centre located in the library on the 2nd floor.

For help connecting to our healthspot wifi, refer to the WiFi for Patients and Families section on our website, or visit the Family & Community Resource Centre on the 2nd floor for more information.

Patient In-room Entertainment Systems

The patient rooms at the hospital are setup with older video game consoles because they are compatible with our hospital grade TVs.

We do have a few mobile carts available with newer consoles, but they are in limited supply.

You are welcome to bring in your own gaming console, but be aware that our network limitations apply to these devices. Speak with one of the child life specialists, or another staff on your unit to connect you with the CHIMP program to help get it set up.