The Family Newborn Unit is located on the 5th floor of the Women’s Building. After your recovery period in the Birth Unit, you and your baby will be transferred to one of the family and newborn rooms.
Quiet time on the Family Newborn Unit takes place from 2 - 4 p.m. each day. Quiet time enhances care by providing families with a dedicated time to rest, as well as increases time for staff to teach new parents. It is intended to improve the overall health and wellness of families so that they are better prepared to go home.
The IWK Health Centre encourages visitors to please respect the quiet time hours on the Family & Newborn Unit.