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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Providing care for babies born prematurely or requiring special intensive care.

Approximately 1,100 babies are admitted to our The Newton Glassman Charitable Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) each year.

Our combined care Level 2 and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides care for babies after birth who need special attention and who continue to require specialized services. Some of the reasons include preterm birth, low birth weight, breathing difficulty, low blood sugar and infection.

Members of the NICU team also meet with some high risk mothers before the birth of their baby to discuss the care that their baby will need and what the family can expect after the baby is born. The NICU team participates in all births when it is expected that the baby may experience difficulties.

Our Approach

Family integrated care (FICare) is the philosophy that guides how we provide care for the infants in our NICU. Parents are encouraged to be active members of the team that take care of their infant while in our unit.. Research has shown that infants cared for under the FICare model grow faster and have less stress, spend fewer days in the NICU, and are less likely to be readmitted to hospital after discharge. Our nurses understand the unique medical needs of infants and can teach parents to understand how best to care for their babies. Learn more about Family Integrated Care.

What to Expect 

Find out more about Family Integrated Care, the NICU facilities, and infection prevention and control

Your NICU Team 

Learn more about the multi-disciplinary team that includes Neonatologists, Medical Consultants and Nurses

Discharge from the NICU 

As your baby’s condition improves, we will help to prepare you and your baby for discharge

Classes offered in the NICU 

Learn more about the various classes available to parents in the NICU

Parent Support 

Find out more about the supports in place for families in the NICU, from parent group programs to educational materials

Parenting and Mother’s Health Resources 

Helpful resources to support mother's health during pregnancy and during parenting.

The Sinai Shop 

Located at Mount Sinai Hospital’s 17th floor, shop gifts for babies, parents and more

Visiting in the NICU 

Details on our current visiting guidelines in the NICU

Find Us


map icon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
600 University Avenue, Toronto

Take the University elevators to 17th Floor.