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Neonatal Follow- Up Clinic 

Contact Information

To book an appointment at this clinic, please call (905) 521-2100, ext. 78520.

You can fax your referral to (905) 521-5056 Location: 2G Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre

Hours: Wednesday afternoon and Thursday full day

Purpose

The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic was established to provide a clinical service for parents of high-risk infants who received their care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Hamilton Health Sciences and Level II Community Hospitals in the region.

What services do we provide?

  • Early detection of growth, development and neurosensory impairments.
  • Assurance of optimal diagnostic and therapeutic programs when impairments are suspect or diagnosed
  • Audit and quality assurance to provide neonatal and obstetric staff with current informantion
  • Educational opportunity for multidisciplinary team to learn about normal and abnormal neurodevelopmental examination
  • Presentations by staff at local, community, national and international forums re: outcome of high-risk infants
  • Support of research activities in NICU/Perinatal programmes
  • Prophylaxis RSV clinic for eligible infants

Where is the clinic located?

2G Clinic at McMaster - ( beside the Information Desk on the main floor)

Referral Process

  • The referral process is made through a direct referral from a pediatrician or family doctor to a specialist.
  • Referrals can be faxed directly to the clinic.

    Referral Forms can be accessed here:  PDFMS Word  (Right-Click and select 'Save Target As')

How to contact us

  • The phone number is: 905-521-2100 Ext. 78520.
  • The fax number is: 905-521-5056

Clinic Hours

The clinic hours are Monday to Friday ( closed on Holidays)

  • 8:30 to 12:00
  • 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Urgent Referrals

  • The clinics are not for emergencies.  If your child needs to be seen on an urgent basis, please contact your family doctor or go to your local emergency department

Changing your appointment

  • Please contact us as soon as possible, if you need to change your child's appointment or cancel the appointment.

Important

  • If your child has communicable disease such as Chicken Pox or has been in contact with someone with Chicken Pox, please call the clinic before you come to the hospital.

What should you bring to the Clinic?

  • Health Card for your child - The Ministry of Health requires us to validate your health card.
  • Any x-rays or letters from your doctor.
  • Any notes or questions that you may have.

Interdisciplinary team

Dr. Saroj Saigal

Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, Developmental Pediatrican

Dr. Janet Pinelli, ACNP

Ms. Heather Boyd, Clinical Specialist

 

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is family-centered care.  We strive to provide the best care possible.

Resources

  • The Family Resource Library is located in the 3F clinic.  Volunteer staff are available to help families find information about their child's health or illness.  Pamphlets, books and resources on internet are available.

Quality Control

Every six months we survey families to ask your perceptions of care.

If you have any concerns please contact Paul Agar, Clinical Manager.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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