For Families

IWK Experience

We appreciate that coming to the Health Centre can sometimes be a stressful time. Here is some helpful information that may assist you while you are visiting. Never hesitate to ask us a question, we are here to help you in whatever way we can. For examples of questions many new visitors have, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the site.

Areas of Interest


Rooming In

We encourage family members to room-in and participate in patient care. Family members or a special friend may stay overnight with the patient. If you would like to room-in with your child, please let a member of the care team know; they will help you make appropriate arrangements.

Ronald McDonald House

1133 Tower Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 2Y7
PH: (902) 429-4044

Ronald McDonald House is a temporary home away from home for families of children with cancer and other critical illnesses who have to travel to Halifax for medical treatment. Ronald McDonald House gives those families a place of comfort, compassion and support during a time of crisis. Priority is given to families of children who: are being treated for cancer, are undergoing major surgery, are admitted to the intensive care unit or have a terminal illness.

The Canadian Cancer Society's The Lodge that Gives

5826 South Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1S6
PH: (902) 420-1849

The Lodge that Gives is located directly across the street from the Health Centre. The Lodge that Gives serves cancer patients from 50 miles outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality city limits. Please call ahead for reservations as The Lodge that Gives is often full to capacity.

Holiday Inn Select - Halifax Centre

1980 Robie St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3G5
PH: (902) 423-1161
Toll free: (888) 810-7288

Please call for more information on their "Holicare Program" and to make reservations.

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2L2
PH: (902) 423-6331 or
Toll free: (800) 565-2020

Please ask for their hospital rate.

Westin Nova Scotian

1181 Hollis St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 2P6
PH: (902) 421-1000
Toll free: (877) 993-7846

Please call for more information and to make reservations.