The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) provides high-quality short-stay and observation care for paediatric patients with common childhood illnesses such as asthma, croup and gastroenteritis. Sensitive to the need for community-based care for children and families, the hospital has developed a variety of outpatient programs to complement its inpatient care. Most children are admitted to the Paediatric Unit through the Emergency Department or the Paediatric Day Clinic.

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The Scarborough Hospital has paediatrician across both campuses.

What We Offer

Paediatric Day Clinic

The paediatric day clinic appointments are arranged by the staff on the Paediatric Unit or Emergency department for children requiring follow-up care after they are discharged home.

Paediatric Pre-Operative Teaching Program

In an effort to reduce the anxiety of paediatric patients, TSH offers a pre-operative teaching pro­gram. It aims to familiarize children and their families with the hospital environment. The pro­gram is open to children three to 14 years old. The child and their parents or caregiver visit the Paediatric Unit, Operating Room, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit and the Surgical Waiting Room to help prepare them for what they will experience the day of their surgery.

“Till I Sleep” Program

In an effort to reduce the anxiety of both the child and the parent or caregiver on the day of the surgery, the parent or caregiver is allowed to accompany the paediatric patient into the operating room and allowed to remain there with the child until the anesthesia is administered and the child has fallen asleep.

Paediatric Day Surgery

This day surgery unit is located on the paediatric units at both the General and Birchmount campuses. Children are cared for by the paediatric nursing staff while they are recovering from their same day surgery procedure. Families and the children are discharged home from this clinic once they have completed their recovery period.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Occupational Therapy services are available to children up to the age of seven. Assessments are available for children over the age of seven. Service is offered to children with developmental delays, neurological dysfunction, sensorimotor difficulties or children who are experiencing difficulties with their day-to-day activities.

Care includes a comprehensive assessment of the child’s self-care, motor, perceptual and sensory skills. Services offered include direct therapy to improve skill levels, home programs, family education, consultation to schools, referral to community agencies and re-evaluation as needed. Service is also provided to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic at the General Campus.


In an effort to provide the right care at the right time, the Emergency Department (ED) works in collaboration with colleagues in Maternal Newborn and Child Care to fast track children and their families to a specialized paediatric clinic, called Paedlink, available at both campuses. The Paedlink program was implemented in 2007 as a way to quick­ly move children and their families from the ED and to help ease what can be a stressful experience for young patients.