Hospital stay

At the Paley European Institute, we understand that the well-being of the patient is the foundation for their speedy recovery. Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that the hospital stay takes place in a safe atmosphere and is as comfortable as possible. Surgeries are performed at the cooperating Medicover Hospital in Warsaw, which is a multidisciplinary hospital offering high-quality services to patients (confirmed by accreditations from the Ministry of Health, ISO certificates, and the “Pain-Free Hospital” certificate), as well as ensuring full safety (including an intensive care unit). Its strengths lie in its experienced staff, modern equipment, and comfortable facilities.Together, we provide the highest standards of patient care.








  1. Standard hospital admission takes place on the day prior to the scheduled procedure, between 12:00 and 18:00, or at another time as instructed by the attending physician and anesthesiologist. A minor should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  2. The patient, along with the PEI Medical Care Coordinator, should report to the Medicover Hospital Care Coordinator, who ensures that all necessary pre-admission formalities have been completed (medical consultations, laboratory and diagnostic tests, signing of agreements, payment arrangements).
  3. Subsequently, the coordinators escort the patient to the hospital ward.


  • Identification document (for minors, the accompanying parent or legal guardian should have the necessary identification)
  • Medical documentation and any prescribed additional tests:
    • Diagnostic tests: CT scan, MRI (if recommended by the doctor)
    • Two original blood type test results from separate samples (confirmed results)
    • Complete blood count with differential
    • Fasting glucose test
    • Coagulation profile (APTT, INR)
    • Electrolyte panel (sodium, potassium, calcium)
    • Creatinine level
    • Serum vitamin D level
    • Serum iron (Fe) level
    • C-reactive protein (CRP)
    • HBs AB/antibodies
    • HCV Ab/antibodies
    • Urinalysis
    • Nasal swab for Group B Streptococcus
    • Rectal swab for alarm pathogens (ESBL, MBL, KPC, MRSA, VRE)
  • Medications being taken by the patient (in their original packaging)
  • Certificate from a dentist regarding oral cavity sanitation
  • If a child is under the care of a specialist physician (e.g., cardiologist, neurologist), confirmation of no contraindications for the procedure
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Two loose-fitting pajamas for the patient (short-sleeved is preferable)
  • Pajamas for the parent or guardian
  • Phone charger




  1. Patient’s stay in a two-bed room* equipped with a bathroom, TV (channels suitable for both children and their parents, including English channels), free internet, wardrobe, lockers, desk, nightlights, and a call system. Air conditioning is centrally controlled to maintain a suitable temperature in each room. (*There is an option to reserve a single-bed room for an additional fee.)
  2. Full meals for the patient, with the ability to accommodate specific dietary needs based on health conditions and/or personal preferences (e.g., vegetarian, diabetic, food allergies).
  3. Accommodation and full meals for one caregiver on a comfortable sofa bed. The stay of a second caregiver and patient visits are possible within the hospital’s regulations between 8:00 and 22:00.
  4. Around-the-clock nursing care and the presence of an attending physician. Pharmacotherapy and diagnostic tests are conducted based on medical recommendations.
  5. Access to psychological consultations and consultations with specialists as recommended by the attending physician.
  6. Visits from certified animators specialized in working with children in a healthcare setting. Smile therapy helps alleviate fear and has tangible effects, especially for pediatric patients.
  7. Physiotherapy assistance on the ward.
  8. Telephone contact with the PEI Patient Care Coordinator, who can assist with any ongoing matters.

Can a parent stay with the child?

Reducing stress, building a sense of security, and maintaining good relationships with the family can significantly support the healing process of an ill child. Therefore, we attach great importance to providing parents of patients with comfortable accommodation conditions together with their child in the ward.

We offer overnight stay in the patient’s room for one parent, on a comfortable sofa bed, with a complete set of bedding and full meals. Parents also have access to a corner equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and electric kettle. There is a restaurant located on the ground floor of the hospital.

Parents are encouraged and should accompany their child during examinations, dressing changes, preparation for anesthesia, or the awakening procedure.


During hospitalization, we provide encounters with animators who bring smiles to children during their stay in the hospital through their dedication and ideas. Optimism and an open-minded approach to the world influence our young patients and their parents, who can momentarily forget about the sadness and concerns associated with the procedure.


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Consultation: +48 22 150 15 10
Physical therapy: +48 797 331 679