Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Lakeridge Health's Oshawa and Ajax Pickering sites are home to our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) where we care for our littlest patients. Our state-of-the-art 20-bed unit, run by a skilled team of doctors and nurses, provides a range of therapies and specialized treatment for newborn babies.

Our level of expertise allows us to accept babies transferred from intensive care at Sick Kids, Mount Sinai and Sunnybrook, in order for Durham parents to have their baby closer to home.  We are also a regional hub for babies in need of intensive care from Peterborough to Cobourg and beyond.

Ajax-Pickering has a level 2B special care nursery. This means that the hospital can deliver and care for babies as premature as 32 weeks gestation. Special care nursery services include supporting premature infants, administering antibiotics, phototherapy and more.

At Lakeridge Health, we believe that parents are our partners and welcome them to the NICU any time, day or night. Rooms are available for overnight stays so parents can stay close to their baby. 

Oshawa NICU

Contact Information

Phone: 905-576-8711 ext. 33802

Oshawa NICU Directions

From Hospital Court, enter through the main lobby and continue past the food court to the A-wing hallway, located

just past the lobby escalators. Turn right and follow the hallway to the G-Wing elevator. When you reach the 3rd floor, turn left off the elevator and another left down the hallway. Make a right at the first hall you come to and you'll find the NICU at the end of the hall on your left.

Oshawa NICU Parent Handbook

NICU Parent Handbook 2024_Oshawa Hospital.pdf

Ajax-Pickering NICU

Contact Information

Phone: 905-683-2320 ext. 11224

Ajax NICU Parent Handbook

NICU Parent Handbook 2024_Ajax Pickering Hospital.pdf