About This Program
The Women and Children’s Program is committed to providing safe, quality patient and family-centred care to families. Whether you are here for a birthing experience, or taking care of your sick child, the interdisciplinary team encourages you to play an active role. The Women & Children’s program will create a person centered environment that promotes optimal healing. To the best of our ability, cultural diversity, rituals, traditions and your expressed wishes will be respected.
OUR VISION: To provide excellence in family-centered care that focuses on the values of comfort, respect and choice.
CONTACT: Director: Irene Harder,email@example.com, ext 2346
Manager: Gillian Dyck, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 3391
CMH is dedicated to working towards Baby Friendly Initative (BFI) designation. The World Health Organization, UNICEF and Breastfeeding Committee of Canada set standards by providing 10 steps for staff to follow by promoting and supporting breastfeeding. For families and infants, it means consistent care, information, advice and support from staff. Staff support all families and infants and their right to make a fully informed decision about how to feed and care for their babies.
Breastfeeding provides many health advantages for infants and mothers. Research shows many short-term and long-term benefits including increased breastfeeding success, improved physiological, emotional and cognitive capacities.
Our staff are here to support you with any feeding you choose for your baby.
We promote early skin-to-skin care in uncomplicated births as well.
What I Need to Know
Please bring any personal assistive devices that you require for your appointment. For example, any communication or mobility device you may need like a walker, hearing aid, etc.
Your healthcare team is made up of Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Family Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Anaesthesiologists, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and Clerical Associates. With safety as our greatest priority, the team all works together coordinating your care with you.
Birthing: Wing A, Level 1
Postpartum, Special Care Nursery, Paediatrics, Women & Children's Outpatient Clinic, Public Health Clinics (post-birth): Wing A, Level 4
Birthing 519-621-2333 ext 4300
Special Care Nursery 519-621-2333 ext 4310
Paediatrics 519-621-2333 ext 4455
Postpartum, Women & Children's Outpatient Clinic, Public Health Clinics (post-birth) 519-621-2333 ext 4355