The Women and Children's Program provides a range of services to children and families requiring care in an acute care setting for medical, surgical, or mental health illnesses using a Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC) approach. The Program includes the following:
  • Maternity Centre
  • Labour/Delivery Birthing Unit
  • Maternal Newborn Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Paediatric Inpatient Unit
  • Paediatric Outpatient Clinic
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit

Patient Outcomes

  • The Paediatric Outpatient unit hosts a visiting Paediatric Cardiology Clinic three times per year, allowing children with cardiac conditions to receive care closer to home;
  • Mother and baby are benefiting from an outpatient prenatal smoking cessation program, "Moving On to Being Free," established at the Maternity Centre;
  • Using current best practice evidence and intra-professional collaboration, a new protocol was developed and implemented in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) so that pre-term infants and critically ill newborns are provided essential nutritional requirements by intravenous therapy;
  • 14 new cardio-respiratory monitors and a central monitoring station allow NICU staff and physicians to monitor and develop treatment plans for sick and pre-term newborns.