Child life specialist Diana Tustin hugging patient Chelsea

If your child needs care for an urgent but non-life threatening health issue, we encourage you to review options for care in the community. If you need to come to our Emergency Department in-person, please come prepared by reading the information available here.

The department of paediatrics at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) provides neonatal and paediatric services for east Toronto’s diverse population. We are an expert group of paediatricians, neonatologist, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, speech language pathologists, social workers, lactation consultants and a child life specialist providing comprehensive care to children from birth to 18 years of age and their families.

The department of paediatrics at MGH and its members are affiliated with the University of Toronto. We are an official designated site for the paediatric training of residents and medical students and provide placements to many trainees in paediatrics, family practice medicine, nursing and other disciplines. We actively engage in research and quality improvement projects in the area of Paediatrics.

We have strong links with the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) and have implemented many initiatives in partnership. MGH and the department of paediatrics are now a member of the Kids Health Alliance, a network of coordinated, consistent and high-quality approach to care, research and education founded by Sick Kids, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

We provide many supports to help make the patient and family stay a little easier. We provide family-centered care and involve parents and other family members as partners in care.

Clinics & Programs

All clinics excluding the breastfeeding clinic require a referral from your family doctor, midwife or paediatrician.


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