The space will support more than 17,000 outpatient obstetrics/gynecology clinic visits so mothers and their families can come to one place for the services they need.
At Etobicoke General, our care focus is offering women the type of birth experience they want in a family-centred environment. Moms can choose to be supported by a multi-disciplinary team, their midwife, or a family-centred birthing experience.
And if baby needs a little extra care in a specialized nursery, it’s comforting to know that care will be available, in their own community, where it is convenient for family to visit and support mom.
Etobicoke General’s Level II Nursery – which provides specialized care for babies who are underweight, sick or premature – urgently requires updating to provide optimum care for these tiny, frail patients. These little ones do best in a calm, quiet environment as they learn how to breastfeed and grow well enough to go home.
Located next to the Maternal/Newborn Unit, parents and babies will have private, quiet, comfortable spaces to bond with their baby, which include:
- Ten bassinets, up from the current 8, for babies who need specialized care
- Two care-by-parent rooms where new parents learn how to look after their newborn
- Two infant resuscitation rooms
- New ambulatory procedures unit