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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The SickKids Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides tertiary and quarternary medical and surgical services for newborns up to four weeks of age. The NICU admits patients from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), nationally and internationally, and 97 per cent of all admissions are directly to the NICU. The typical census ranges from 30 to 34 patients with a 38 bed capacity. High risk procedures, such as laser eye surgery, and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) insertion, are performed in the unit.