Having a Baby at STEGH

Providing NeoNatal Care Since the Sixties

Having a Baby at STEGH

Entrance hours for the hospital are as follows:

  • South, North and East Entrances: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Emergency Department: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Video update: As of May 1, 2023, parking must be paid at the gate using a debit or credit card. There is an option for those who do not have credit/debit to pay using cash in the Financial Services office.

VIDEO: What to expect when you have a baby at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

Expecting a baby is a very special time in the life of a woman and her family. Whether you are being cared for throughout your pregnancy by an Obstetrician at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH), a midwife or your family doctor, we want to ensure that you are supported with resources and information about what you can expect throughout your pregnancy and care.

Throughout your pregnancy, and during your hospital stay, the health care team will discuss your plan for care, in the context of the available evidence in order to adequately prepare you to make decisions. We welcome your input into your care and will respect the informed decisions that you make.

Did you know? STEGH has been providing neonatal care since the sixties. In 2021, STEGH delivered 733 healthy babies. The Women and Children's unit provides regional maternal newborn services to patients who reside in St. Thomas and Elgin County.

The team on the Women and Children’s unit is comprised of 35 nurses (both RN’s and RPN’s), four Obstetricians, four Paediatricians, and Elgin County Midwives. STEGH offers 24-hour anesthesia coverage for epidural services.

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The Women and Children's unit is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

There is always at least one Obstetrician, Pediatrician and Anesthetist On Call 24 hours/day.



Phone: 519-631-2030 Ext. 2196 (Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)


The 3rd floor of the hospital.