Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Neonatal Intensive Care Units

WE'RE TRANSFORMING WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S CARE

On October 30, 2019, birthing and specialized services for premature and high-risk newborns moved from Birchmount hospital.

Premature babies will be cared for in the advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at our Centenary and General hospitals.

WE'RE TRANSFORMING WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S CARE

On October 30, 2019, birthing and specialized services for premature and high-risk newborns moved from Birchmount hospital.

Premature babies will be cared for in the advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at our Centenary and General hospitals.

CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

We are building on our advanced Level 2C Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at our Centenary and General hospitals to create leading programs that are focused on best practices.

STANDARDIZED CARE

Through our Centres of Excellence, we will be able to make sure that all premature and high-risk newborns and their families get the same level of exceptional care at our health network.

CARE IN SCARBOROUGH

We want to provide the very best, high-quality services so that families are able to access the specialized care they need right here at SHN — without having to leave our Scarborough community.

NETWORK OF EXPERTS

We are bringing together the expertise in maternal and newborn care that we already have at SHN — and with our Centres of Excellence, will attract more leading specialists to offer services in Scarborough.

Our NICUs are specially staffed and equipped to look after newborns as premature as 30 weeks.

Care is provided by an interprofessional team including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, respiratory therapists, and lactation consultants. Admission to the NICU is determined by the health care team following the birth.

Services provided in the NICU include:

  • Ophthalmology

  • Cardiology

  • Orthopaedics

  • Plastics

  • Ear, nose, and throat

  • Consultation with SickKids Hospital

Our NICU at Centenary features a Ronald McDonald Family Room.

Learn more about our Ronald McDonald Family Room

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto Family Rooms provide family members with a place to rest and recharge in the hospital, just steps away from where their sick child is being treated.

Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Hours:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sleep room available for overnight use

Eligibility:
The Family Room is open to family members of children being treated in the NICU.

Features:

  • Lounge area
  • Kitchenette, with complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Rest and respite area with three sleeping pods
  • Private sleeping room

How to Access Care

Contact Us

Centenary hospital
Main floor
416-281-7231

General hospital
2nd Floor
416-438-2911 ext. 3272