WEARING A MASK IS STILL REQUIRED TO ENTER SUNNYBROOK. VISITORS AND PATIENTS MUST ALSO BE ASYMPTOMATIC & SHOULD BE FULLY VACCINATED. »

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DAN Women & Babies Program - COVID-19 information

Here you can find information about COVID-19 that is specific to Women & Babies patients. For all general information about COVID-19 from Sunnybrook, please visit sunnybrook.ca/COVID19

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and updates to this information might occur daily. Please check back often.

- Last updated June 13, 2022

June 1, 2022: Children aged five and older are permitted to visit inpatients in most areas of the DAN Women & Babies Program. Children must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Children are considered to be one of the two visitors permitted bedside (ie: one adult and one child for inpatients).

Important note regarding visitors for our in-patients

» For the Birthing Unit and Maternal Newborn Unit

Birthing Unit:

Pregnant patients may have two support people with them during labour and delivery, one of which may include a doula. The birthing partner may be vaccine-exempt, but the second support person must be fully vaccinated. If at any time either support person develops symptoms, they must leave the hospital immediately.

Maternal Newborn Unit:

Two visitors are permitted by the bedside at a time. One of these visitors may include a child (ie: one adult and one child may be present at a time). Visitors must pass screening, be fully vaccinated and wear a mask while in the patient’s room and other clinical areas.

» For the High Risk Obstetrics Unit

Two visitors are permitted by the bedside at a time. One of these visitors may include a child (ie: one adult and one child may be present at a time). Visitors must pass screening, be fully vaccinated and wear a mask while in the patient’s room and other clinical areas.

» For families with a baby in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Two parents may be with their baby in the hospital at any time. Parents must be symptom free. Visitors are now permitted, in addition to one parent, at the bedside. The visitor may be a sibling. All visitors must pass screening, be symptom-free, fully vaccinated (if over the age of five years) and children must be supervised at all times. Only two people are permitted at a baby’s bedside.
  • If a parent or anyone in their family has symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and call the unit at 416-480-6055 to let staff know.
  • Parents and visitors must continue to wear masks at all times in the NICU and be screened multiple times a day.
  • The unit has social workers and parent mentors available for additional support. Karen Bong, Ophelia Kwakye and Kate Robson are available to meet with parents in person, by phone or video conference.
  • Please note: If COVID-19 activity escalates we may need to return to previous policies restricting visitors.

Prenatal visits and ultrasound appointments

One support adult is permitted. The support person must pass screening, be fully vaccinated and wear a mask while in the patient’s room and other clinical areas. At this time, we are not permitting children of any age to attend prenatal appointments.


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