Neonatal intensive care unit
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) serves babies who need specialized care in their first hours to weeks of life.
Our NICU teams provide around-the-clock care for sick or premature newborns. Your baby may need our care if they have:
- a breathing problem
- a heart defect or condition
- feeding issues
- an infection
- other medical conditions
Families are an important part of a baby’s care. Parents are welcome to stay at their baby’s bedside 24 hours a day.
We encourage parents to invite their loved ones to visit their baby in the NICU. Visitors must be accompanied by the baby’s parents unless they make arrangements with the unit.
To keep your baby safe, we ask that you and your visitors:
- clean your hands every time you enter the NICU
- do not visit the NICU if you are feeling sick
- ensure any children visiting the NICU are up-to-date on their routine vaccines
3rd Floor, Unit 32
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West
Edmonton AB T6L 5X8