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Ontario’s first hospital for women and children planned in Mississauga

Mississauga’s new hospital for women and children, announced by the province and Trillium Health Partners (THP) on Tuesday, is the first one of its kind in Ontario.

Located within the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, this 200,000-square-foot facility will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, designed to provide the
highest standards of care in Maternal and Newborn Health, Children’s Health and Women’s Health, according to a statement from THP.

“By partnering with THP to create the first-of-its-kind Women’s and Children’s Hospital, we are ensuring patients in Mississauga can have access the specialized services they need, when
they need it,” said Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones.

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be purpose-built for families, offering an array of highly specialized services, integrated care and health system partnerships that will
profoundly impact the generational health of the community, from conception, through infancy and childhood, and into all phases of adulthood.

Key features of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital include:
A full suite of highly specialized reproductive, gynecological and children’s health
Dedicated mental health inpatient beds for children and youth
Expert care for pregnancies and births, including those that are high-risk, with modern labour and birthing suites for parents and families.
A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with including specially-designed couplet care suites to accommodate parents and babies staying together.
Access to state-of-the-art surgical suites to accommodate specialized procedures closer to home.
Family-centred care that includes gender-neutral washrooms, breastfeeding areas and a dedicated paediatric zone in the emergency department.
Access to highly-trained specialists.

THP says that the new hospital will offer innovative care models and be a place that reimagines how women and children receive care to ensure the whole person is supported, while caring for complex medical and mental health conditions.

The new hospital is currently in the design phase and patients will continue to access care at THP through the emergency departments. Work is underway now to expand and improve services to create an integrated system of care for women and children that will continue to deliver high quality care when construction is complete, THP stated.

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