Maternal, Newborn and Paediatric Care

Updated: December 31, 2021

Family Presence and Visitor Policy

Vaccination for pregnant people

Pregnant people are encouraged to get the vaccine as soon as possible. It is safe during any stage of pregnancy. To help educate our community about the safety of the COVID vaccine during pregnancy, we have launched a new video featuring experts from our Maternal Newborn and Family Medicine units. You can watch the video below:

Important information about pregnancy and getting the COVID-19 vaccine
*Updated May 3, 2021

COVID-19 Resources for Parents

At North York General Hospital, we are dedicated to providing mothers, newborns, children and teens with outstanding and responsive care. The hospital's obstetrical centre is one of the largest single site centres in Ontario and each year we celebrate the birth of over 5,000 babies.

pregnant mom with child

North York General Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in caring for infants, children and teenagers — caring for over 18,000 children every year. 

Teaching and Training

As one of the teaching hospitals for the University of Toronto, health care professional trainees may join the other members of your health care team for various parts of your child’s treatment.  A larger team means that many people will think about your condition and your options for treatment and supportive care.

During your visit to NYGH, you will probably see:

  • Medical students who are studying to become doctors
  • Residents who are doctors qualified to practice medicine but are training to become a specialist (in areas such as paediatrics, family medicine, radiology, emergency medicine, etc.)