Maternal & Child Program

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Joseph Brant Hospital has temporarily paused prenatal classes and tours in response to COVID-19.

To meet the ongoing needs of our community, Halton Region Public Health is offering prenatal classes online.

Having a Baby during COVID-19

Questions about having a baby during the pandemic? Watch this JTalk to learn more about what to expect from our team of experts.  

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is committed to providing a safe environment for patients, families, visitors and staff. To reduce the spread of infection we have put some extra policies in place. 

The changes are based on guidelines provided by the Ontario Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health. 

Care Partners & Visitors

Women may be accompanied by a single support person / care partner during labour, birth and postpartum with no substitutions. Visitors are not permitted. We request that care partners stay in the room, some in and out privileges may be possible. Please check with your care team when you are admitted and they will let you know.

Labour & Delivery 

The care partner can stay for the labour and birth of the baby with no time restrictions. Some conditions apply. 

  • The care partner must where personal protective equipment at all times.

Mother and Child Unit (Maternity)

After the baby is born, the new mother will be moved to the Mother and Child Unit (Maternity). The care partner is welcome to stay overnight. Some in and out privileges may be possible. Please check with your care team and they will let you know.

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The Maternal & Child Program

The Maternal & Child Program at Joseph Brant Hospital is dedicated to providing care to pregnant women, infants and children up to the age of 18 years. We believe in family-centred care, which means that our patients are partners in care.

The Maternal & Child Program has inpatient and outpatient care services. All services are located on Level 2 of the North tower.

Having a baby

Infants and children

Outpatient clinics 

Care Partners & Visitors

The Maternal & Child Program welcomes care partners 24 hours a day. Care partners are different than visitors. 

Care Partners

A care partner is anyone the patient feels is important to their care and well-being. Care partners enhance the hospital experience and contribute positively to a patients healing process. In many cases, this is a partner or spouse.

Care partners are welcome 24 hours a day. 

Visitors 

A visitor is a guest of the patient or family. They provide provide well wishes and social connection.

Visiting Hours

We have a flexible visiting policy. Visiting hours are offered 24 hours a day, but set in discussion with the patient. They can be based on clinical care needs and may be adjusted at any time. 

Before visiting the Maternal & Child Program

Please speak the patient, care partner or health care team to identify a suitable time to visit. We want to make sure new mothers, babies and children have time to focus on their care, rest and recover.

In consideration of others, please limit the duration of your stay and the number of visitors. 

Children & Adolescents

It is recommended that children under the age of 16 do not visit the Maternal & Child Program unless they are a sibling.

Proof of Vaccination

Please do not visit the Maternal & Child Program if you have not been vaccinated. Children and adolescents under the age of 16 must provide proof of vaccinations before visiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Infection Prevention 

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is committed to providing a safe environment for patients, families, visitors and staff. 

To help prevent the spread of infections we ask that you refer to our Guidelines and Tips for Patients and Visitors.

Do not visit the hospital if:

  • you or your children are feeling unwell,
  • have a rash, itchy skin or an infection on the skin or hands,
  • have a fever or cold, 
  • have diarrhea or vomiting;
  • recent exposure to someone with chicken pox, measles, flu or any other illness. 

– To reduce the spread of infection we have put some extra policies in place.

Some in and out privileges may be possible. Please check with your care team and they will let you know

Contact Us:

Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7

Numbers

P: 905-632-3737