10 things you need to know about the Children's Hospital move

Posted at 12:16 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 23:22:05-05

The old Buffalo Women & Children's Hospital will move to the new John Oishei Children's Hospital tomorrow. We gathered a list of route traffic and FAQs for patient families. 

Here's what you should to know:

  1. When will the move take place? Friday, November 10th starting at 7 a.m.
  2. Who is being transported to the new hospital? Inpatients being treated at the Women & Children's Hospital, including patients in Hematology/Oncology, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Medical/Surgical, Labor & Delivery and Mother Baby units.
  3. How long will the move take? Up to 24 hours.
  4. How many patients will be moved? 150-200 patients.
  5. What are the driving routes from WCHOB to OCH? (See the images below)
  6. Will patients be transported individually? Yes. 
  7. How many ambulances are moving patients? American Medical Response (AMR) will provide 15 ambulances.
  8. How will parents and families get to the new hospital after their child or loved one is transported? Free shuttles will service patient families. Relatives who drive themselves can parking in the new garage on 854 Ellicott Street.
  9. Can parents bring in sick kids on the day of the move? As of 7:01 a.m. on Friday, Oishei will be open to patients. 
  10. How many volunteers will you have on move day? Hundreds of Kaleida staff and volunteers, as well as community members.