During COVID-19 visitors are limited to one parent or caregiver per baby. Children, including siblings, are not permitted to visit at this time. Two parents or caregivers will be allowed entrance at alternating times for the duration of the stay. Additional family or friends are not allowed to swap with designated visitors. We understand and empathize with how challenging these restrictions are, but thank you for helping to keep our babies and our community safe.
The St. Catharines Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an 17-bed unit that is designated as a level 2C facility, taking care of newborns 30 weeks and above.
We are the only NICU in the Niagara region, but we serve a large population in our surrounding areas. We provide specialized care for newborns requiring intensive care for a large range of health conditions. We strive to promote high quality family-centred care, and have a large multidisciplinary team of highly specialized and skilled staff. Our team works best when we work together with you.