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A paediatric hospital, within a hospital

Jenn Rae
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

On any given day, at any given time, NYGH has more paediatricians on duty than any other community hospital in Toronto. In addition, we perform the most paediatric surgeries outside of specialized paediatric centres. NYGH treats a variety of conditions – from routine childhood illnesses such as ear infections, respiratory illness and the flu, to complex medical conditions including cerebral palsy and congenital heart disease and eating disorders. Our breadth, scale and scope of paediatric care is unparalleled by any other community hospital.

Throughout our nation, a shift in paediatric care is taking place. There is a new focus on providing access to more comprehensive outpatient care, which means reducing Emergency Department visits and inpatient hospital stays. NYGH is at the forefront of this evolution, partnering with families and other care providers to increase our community’s access to acute care. Through our growing number of Paediatric Subspecialty Clinics, we have facilitated a pathway to paediatric specialists for families who would otherwise wait months for appointments with specialists. NYGH’s Paediatric Complex Care Clinic is a one-stop centre for families with children who have complex medical conditions. It provides centralized, full-service care close to home in collaboration with the Hospital for Sick Children. We also have one of the largest Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Programs in the GTA, with treatments ranging from intensive inpatient treatment to outpatient and day programs that includes medical, nutritional and mental health care. 

“We have built a team of experts here,” says Dr. Everton Gooden, Chief of Staff. “There’s a different feeling here at NYGH, compared to larger institutions. We provide high-level care with a personal experience.”

Philanthropic support has provided critical equipment upgrades, giving us the tools we need to take care of the youngest members of the North York community.  For the past several years we have quietly raised funds, while conducting intensive clinical planning for a new and exciting renovation project. 

NYGH is already operating as a paediatric hospital within a hospital … now we need our facility to match the clinical excellence that exists within our walls. A $7M renovation will increase efficiencies, centralize care and expand our outpatient clinics. With over half of the funds already raised, we are seeking a visionary donor to transform our Paediatrics Program.

Contact NYGH Foundation to find out how your gift will help. At NYGH, Going Beyond Care is what we do – but we can’t do it without you.


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