North York General Hospital's modern Level II Tippet Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialized care for babies born 30 weeks or later in a pregnancy.
The unit includes:
- 20 monitored areas that are equipped to provide care to a premature or ill newborn
- 4 care-by-parent rooms (includes: a bed, bassinet, bathroom and kitchenette)
- A breast feeding chair in each patient care area
The NICU health care team works with parents to develop an individualized plan of care.
Every day the team visits each baby, discusses the baby’s progress and sets goals for the day. The team’s priorities are to partner with the parents to ensure they have the education, skills and confidence to bring their babies home.
The NICU health care team includes:
- Neonatal nurse
- Registered clinical dietitians
- Occupational therapist
- Lactation consultant
- Respiratory therapist
- Social worker
North York General Hospital, General site
4001 Leslie Street, 2nd floor
Toronto ON M2K 1E1