Women & Children's: Family Centred Care

Family Unit and Involvement in Decision Making

Women & Children's: Family Centred Care

For security purposes and in response to COVID-19 safety measures, entrance hours for the hospital are as follows:

  • South Entrance: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Weekends.
  • East Entrance: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Weekends.
  • Emergency Department: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

*Please call the Birthing Unit (519-631-2030, ext. 2196) two weeks prior to your due date to ensure hours have not changed.

About our Unit

The Women and Children's unit provides six maternity inpatient beds, six pediatric inpatient beds and four isolettes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There are also six labour/delivery/recovery rooms.

Our care is focused on pre-natal, intrapartum, post-partum, neonatal and pediatric patient care needs. We value family unity and involvement in decision-making as the basis of the philosophy of family-centred care. In addition to inpatient services, Women and Children's functions to provide outpatient support in a number of areas including, non-stress testing, day surgery for pediatrics, pre-admission clinics for obstetrics and pediatrics and outpatient recovery for pediatric diagnostic testing.

The Women and Children's unit encompasses the entire third floor of STEGH. Patients are placed in the most appropriate bed based on diagnostic and age-related criteria – for example, one wing is Post-Partum with an area designated for the NICU, one wing is designated Inpatient Pediatric patients and one is Labour/Delivery/Recovery with six Birthing Rooms.

Our Services:

  • Birthing Rooms (updated/refreshed in 2022!)
  • Comfort Measures (whirlpool tub, nitronox, epidurals, birthing ball)
  • Breastfeeding Support (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Family Centred Care Philosophy encourages 'rooming in' and family involvement
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (for premature and sick infants). See SCN Visiting Guidelines here
  • Partnership with Infant Hearing Screening Program in community
  • In-hospital visits with Public Health Nurse for additional support

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HOURS

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.

 

CONTACT

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

Jackie Mitchell, RN, RM, MSc PH
Manager, Women and Children's
Phone: 519-631-2030 Ext. 2841

Location

The 3rd floor of the hospital.