• Women’s and Children’s

Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children

On September 26, 2023, THP and the Government of Ontario announced Ontario’s first Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Focusing on health equity and inclusive care for everyone, this historic contribution will improve the health of families and communities over generations. The 200,000-square-foot facility will span two floors within The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital and is designed to meet the highest standards of care.

While it is referred to as a Women’s and Children’s hospital, we are committed to creating safe care environments for all people and families accessing reproductive, gynecological, paediatric and postpartum care, including those who identify outside of the gender binary.

The Women's and Children's Hospital will be purpose-built for the families in our community, offering a full suite of specialized services, integrated care and health system partnerships that will improve generational health in Mississauga and West Toronto. By focusing on women, children, and equity-deserving groups, we are purposefully designing spaces differently to meet the needs of those who have historically been left behind or overlooked in the planning of healthcare services.

The new Women’s and Children’s Hospital will feature:

  • A full suite of highly specialized reproductive, gynecological and children’s health services for all people, focused on reducing health inequity and nurturing diversity.
  • Dedicated mental health inpatient beds for children and youth - a first for the region.
  • 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) 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 stretches throughout all areas of the hospital and includes gender-neutral washrooms, breastfeeding areas and a dedicated paediatric zone in the emergency department.
  • Excellent patient and family experience with access to highly-trained specialists.

No matter which door you enter through at our hospital, THP will continue to provide access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time. As we continue on this journey, there will be opportunities for the community and our partners to take part in the design of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, this will ensure we are creating a space that is meaningful and inclusive for all. Together, we are taking another big step toward building a new kind of health care for a healthier community.

Integrating women’s and children’s care in 2025

Currently, our women’s and children’s care and services are being provided at both Mississauga Hospital (MH) and Credit Valley Hospital (CVH). Beginning in 2025, all women’s and children’s care and services, including labour and delivery, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and other gynecological and reproductive health services, will be provided at CVH until the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, as part of The Peter Gilgan Hospital, is complete. Bringing these services together in one place will provide a more patient-centered care model for patients and their families, as well as hospital staff.

Select paediatric clinics will remain at or adjacent to the Mississauga Hospital, including the Family Care Centre and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services. Once all plans for outpatient care are finalized, a comprehensive list of service locations will be made available.

All our emergency departments (EDs) will remain fully equipped and able to provide safe, accessible, high-quality care for children and people with pregnancy, reproductive and/or gynecological emergencies. If specialized care or admission is required, the hospital’s dedicated teams will work with the patient and their family to ensure they receive the right care.

The full integration to CVH is planned for 2025. This change will offer a common experience for patients and families and enable teams to more effectively manage the increasing demand in the community. Necessary renovations at CVH over the coming year will provide additional Birthing, NICU and clinic space.

THP is committed to communicating and engaging with our patients, providers and staff, community, and partners as we advance our mission of building a new kind of health care for a healthier community. Existing patients with plans to deliver at the Mississauga Hospital this year can rest assured this is not an immediate change and their birth will proceed at their previously identified location. As the planning and transition to CVH moves forward, information will be available on THP’s website and social media channels and shared with the hospital’s staff and partners.

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