We recognize labor and birth as a normal and exciting life event and are privileged to be able to share this time with you and your family. We encourage you to share your plans for your birthing experience with us so we can personalize your care and be respectful of your individual choices, culture and customs.
Our skilled and competent health care team provides care for you and your baby that is oriented around your needs and supports you and your family through a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postpartum hospital stay. We provide this care in our birthing rooms that keep you and your family together.
If you need to have a Caesarian section birth, that will happen in the Operating Room. The same opportunity for family centred care with your support person and your baby will be provided and you will return to your room on Maternity following the surgery.
For information on registering a newborn, please see read the attached pamplets:
Please call the unit to arrange a tour by a hospital nurse if you have not had a tour with your prenatal class.
Your family and children are welcome to spend time with you while you are in hospital. A sleeper chair is provided for your support person to spend the night.
Public visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
To keep our babies healthy, visitors are limited to:
Healthy brothers and sisters of the baby.
Admission or Outpatient Visit
Remember to call your doctor or 811 if you have questions about whether you need to come to the hospital. We encourage you to call the Maternity Unit to let the nurse know you are coming. On arrival at the hospital, stop at the Admitting desk to be registered.
If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant you will be assessed in Emergency. If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant and your concern is related to your pregnancy, you will be assessed on Maternity. If you require assistance, please tell the Admissions Clerk.
What to Bring:
Pillows, toiletries, music, camera, comfortable clothes, sleep wear, robe, slippers, and clothes to take the baby home in.
You will recognize staff by their hospital photo ID. While you are on the Maternity Unit, the safety of your baby is very important.
Immediately following the birth of your baby, you and your baby will be tagged with matching bracelets. Never leave your baby unattended. If someone asks to take your baby from your room and you are in doubt of the person’s identity, contact your nurse immediatelyCar Seat
A certified infant car seat is required by Yukon law. Child Restraint Inspectors are trained by Transport Services, Yukon Government. If you have questions about car seat safety, contact Transport Services at 867-667-5832.
Birth Registration Forms
You will receive a package of forms that need to be completed and dropped off at Admitting and Discharge prior to discharge. The clerk at Admitting can assist you.
Plan for your hospital stay to be two days following a vaginal birth, or three to four days following a Caesarean birth. Your doctor will discharge you and your baby when you are both ready. You will be given instructions for follow-up care that will be provided by your doctor and/or home visits by a primary health care nurse.