Welcome to the Special Care Nursery. We are an 17-bed unit located at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.
As one of three neonatal units in the region, the Special Care Nursery provides enhanced level II care for premature infants 32 to 37 weeks gestation, and for term infants with health problems.
With over 600 admissions per year, the SCN is known for its family-centered developmental care services.
Our team of health-care providers consists of two neonatologists, over 60 nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, clerical staff and supervised health-care students. There is a specially trained physician in the unit at all times.
Our commitment is to deliver quality care with compassion and understanding while working hand-in-hand with the family and community.