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 Charity Family Room.

Learn more about our Ronald McDonald Family Room

Our Ronald McDonald Charity Family is a comforting and relaxing space where parents can rest and recharge. The room has a lounge area and TV, a kitchenette stocked with beverages and snacks, and washrooms with shower facilities. Another key feature is the private sleep room and a rest and respite area with recliners in individual pods and custom-built privacy screens.

How to Access Care

Contact Us

Centenary hospital
Main floor
416-281-7231

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