Guelph’s First 2024 New Year Baby Milo
Guelph General Hospital joyfully announced the birth of Milo Oldfield, the first baby born in the hospital in 2024. Milo made his grand entrance into the world at 00:08 a.m., weighing a healthy 9 pounds and 10 ounces. This momentous occasion marks the beginning of parenthood for Hayli and Steven Oldfield, a couple from Guelph.
The arrival of Milo is not just a celebration for the Oldfield family but also a testament to the hospital’s commitment to providing exceptional care. In October 2023, Guelph General Hospital undertook significant renovations to enhance the care experience for its smallest patients in the Pollard Family Special Care Nursery. The renovation included the addition of ten private patient rooms, including a room designed for twins and specialized rooms for critically ill infants. This transformation ensures that babies like Milo receive the best possible care in a nurturing environment close to their families.
The hospital’s Family Birthing Unit Operating Room and newborn resuscitation area also received a complete makeover. These areas are crucial for C-sections and high-risk deliveries and are now located adjacent to the Pollard Family Special Care Nursery for seamless access during critical moments.
In the past year, Guelph General Hospital has been a beacon of hope and care, with 1,706 deliveries. The hospital works in close collaboration with family practice obstetricians, Guelph Midwives, and Family Midwifery Care of Guelph, ensuring comprehensive care for mothers and babies.
It’s noteworthy that every piece of patient-care equipment used in the Obstetrical program is funded by community donations through The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital. This community support underscores the hospital’s role as a vital part of the Guelph and Wellington County community, offering 24-hour emergency coverage, advanced technology, and a range of specialty programs.
As Guelph General Hospital continues to serve as a dynamic, comprehensive acute care facility, the birth of Milo Oldfield is a heartwarming reminder of the hospital’s dedication to life’s most precious beginnings.
For more information, please contact Carla Kostiak, Manager of Strategic Communications, Guelph General Hospital.