Our child-friendly initiative supports our commitment to providing patients and their families with an outstanding experience at North York General.
An important element of our child-friendly approach is involving parents in all aspects of their child’s plan of care. We try to encourage parents to stay with their children during procedures to help them feel safe, secure and to provide support.
Meet Our Friendly Penguin — NYGH's Child & Teen Program Mascot
We understand that coming to the hospital can create anxiety in young patients.
One of our goals at North York General is to create a warm and welcoming environment for children.
Our friendly penguin mascot is here to help children feel reassured, calm and to reduce feelings of homesickness.