Women and Children's Health (WCH)

 During these challenging times...


Thank you for choosing Cornwall Community Hospital’s Labour and Delivery suite for the birth of your baby. We provide quality-family centered maternity and newborn care that is respectful of individual choices, cultures and customs. We recognize that birth is a natural process and a special event in life. To make the birth of your new family member the best experience possible we would like to share with you our guidelines. In keeping with the privacy, respect and safety of the labouring families we ask for your cooperation with the following:

  • Two support people permitted at the labouring mother’s bedside
  • Two others may wait in the area across from the elevators
  • To enter the Birthing Suite please use the doorbell / intercom system at the door – please be patient.

At Cornwall Community Hospital we are committed to the security of our “youngest” patients and we have a newborn security procedure in place. At birth, 2 identification bracelets will be placed on your baby. The mother and the identified support person will also receive a bracelet with the same number and information printed on it. If mother and baby are separated, the bracelets should be checked when they are reunited. Please do not be offended if you are asked to show your ID bracelets; this is to protect you and your baby.

Help us to protect your baby for the duration of your stay by following these security measures:

  • Never give your child to anyone without checking their hospital identification badge.
  • If you must leave the unit please inform your child’s nurse so we can ensure your child’s safety.
  • Keep the door to your room closed whenever possible.
  • Keep identification bands on you and your child until you arrive home.
  • Never take your child off the Women’s and Children's Unit without checking with your nurse.

For more information, please see our information booklet here