Children’s Unit

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Our Children’s Unit is located adjacent to the Women’s and Babies’ area, and provides a full range of pediatric services to children up to age 18.

Niagara Health Children's Unit

The Children’s Unit is specially designed for our younger patients and their families, with vibrant colours, a play room, artwork on the walls, special lighting, a family apartment suite, a family lounge and other unique features. There are 24 beds, including a room with three closed observation beds, two clinical decision unit beds for patients under assessment, and four rooms for child and adolescent mental health services.

An intensive care unit, also referred to as a neonatal intensive care unit, provides services for newborns who require close observation, care and assessment. This unit features single room care, a parent lounge area and overnight rooms.

Emergency Department pediatric care continues to be provided at our Greater Niagara General in Niagara Falls and Welland sites.

Features of the Children's Unit include:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 17 beds
  • Single room care
  • Family apartment suite
  • Family lounge
  • Playroom
  • Overnight rooms

NICU team

Another advancement in infant care 

Niagara Health’s tiniest patients are receiving enhanced care thanks to new technology in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). When NICU team members at the St. Catharines Site need to consult specialists on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, they can now connect through video. Read the story here

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