Guelph General Hospital offers:
- High quality, supportive, patient-centered care tailored to you, your baby, your support persons and your unique needs
- Individualized learning to care for yourself and your new baby
- Breastfeeding information in English and other languages including; Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tingrinya, Urdu and Vietnamese
- Early discharge with referrals as necessary to Public Health or the Community Health Center for breast feeding support
- The unit is a secured area to promote infant safety
- Family visiting where brothers and sisters are encouraged to visit for short periods if they have already had chicken pox or their chicken pox vaccine. Visiting hours at Guelph General Hospital are open, though we encourage you to keep visits short and save some for home. After you have your baby you will be encouraged to use this time to bond and get to know each other, as well as to practice feeding.
Every Baby Born is Celebrated!
Every baby born at GGH is celebrated with a chime heard throughout the Hospital. Our team is focused on quality care and is always striving to exceed standards and best practices. Your experience is important to us, and we want you to have the best, safest care possible.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Guelph Family Birthing Unit
While here, your care is provided by our dedicated, caring and skilled team of professionals including nurses, obstetricians, midwives, family doctors, paediatricians, hospitalists, anaesthesiologists, a nurse practitioner, a lactation consultant, respiratory therapists, clerical and support staff. Labour and delivery patients experience one-to-one nursing or midwifery care during labour. After giving birth, both mom and baby are transitioned into postpartum care when they are ready.
We have a three-bed obstetrical triage area. This is where you go for assessment if you are 20 weeks or greater and think you are in labour, if you have concerns about your health or your baby’s health, or if your obstetrical provider has told you to. The staff in triage will assess whether or not you are ready to be admitted, if your water has broken or if there any issues that require immediate attention. While in triage, you and your baby will be checked. The team will work with you to make a decision either to admit you or to send you home with a plan.
If you are ready to have your baby, there are five labour and delivery rooms as well as 16 postpartum beds. Click here to learn about pain management options in labour
Pollard Family Special Care Nursery
Our Special Care Nursery was newly renovated in October 2023 and features ten private patient rooms and one room designed to accommodate twins, keeping infants close to their loved ones and care teams. Two of the ten rooms are specialized for the sickest babies close to the nursing station which allows for close care. One of the ten rooms is a dedicated isolation room to support babies requiring a higher level of care.
In addition to new specialized spaces the nursery boasts improved patient safety, meeting best practices related to neonatal care, medication and feeding preparation, storage, and nursing workflows.
Guelph General Hospital has also fully renovated the Family Birthing Unit Operating Room and newborn resuscitation area, where C-sections and high-risk deliveries are performed. These spaces are immediately adjacent to the new Pollard Family Special Care Nursery for easy access.