At the forefront of newborn and child care
Nothing is quite as terrifying as illness in a newborn or child. The susceptibility of children to infections and disease means they need special attention and support.
Thankfully, Victoria General Hospital—the referral centre for maternity and pediatrics on Vancouver Island—is at the forefront of newborn and child care. Expertise includes perinatal services, maternity care, a general pediatrics unit, and one of BC’s four high-level neonatal intensive care (NICU) and one of two pediatric intensive care (PICU) units. Teams of pediatric specialists, including obstetricians, neonatologists, surgeons, nurses, midwives, therapists, and more work together to provide coordinated care for these children.
One in six babies depend on the NICU
Of the thousands of babies born annually at Victoria General Hospital, one in six spends time in the NICU. These include premature infants and those experiencing complications from cardiac, respiratory, ophthalmological, or auditory issues. With the help of neonatal equipment, our teams perform life-saving work every day.
Help us continue to transform infant and child care
In recent years, we have seen dramatic advances in neonatal technologies and pediatric tools. With your donation to maternity and pediatrics, we can invest in advanced equipment that supports our teams as they continue to deliver the highest possible care.