Committed to safety and security

Baby in a crib holding finger of parentThe Childbirth Program at Queensway Carleton Hospital is committed to ensuring the safety of you and your baby. Shortly after your baby is delivered, he or she will have two identification bands placed on a wrist and an ankle. The information and numbers on these bands will match the information and numbers on the bands given to you and your partner to wear. This is to ensure that you and your baby can be correctly matched if you are separated for any reason.

A second way we make sure your baby is safe is by placing an electronic security tag on one of your baby’s ankles. Once activated this security tag will activate an alarm if the baby leaves the designated areas within the Unit. Look for the red dots on the floor to know the boundaries.

It is important that you and your partner leave these identification bands on yourselves and your baby, as well as the baby security tag, while in the hospital.