Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a multi-disciplinary unit that provides care for critically ill infants, children and adolescents. Critical illness may be defined as impending or existing failure of the respiratory, circulatory, or nervous systems. These states need intensive monitoring, critical interventions including the provision of respiratory support, fluid resuscitation and advanced neurological support.

The PICU at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital is a ten-bed intensive care facility which includes four isolation units, that manages approximately 500 critically ill children per year. The PICU provides service not only to the children of Manitoba, but also acts as a tertiary referral centre for the pediatric population of Nunavut, Northwestern Ontario, and Eastern Saskatchewan. Intensivists within the division also provide care for the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centre also located at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital.

Vision & Values

We are a service dedicated to provide the comprehensive management of children's critical care needs with compassion.

Such care shall be provided without bias to the person's gender, race or religion and with respect to the diversity and strengths of our patients and colleagues.

We constantly evaluate care and strive to improve the same by regular quality improvement audits.

We pursue excellence in the field of pediatric intensive care by engaging and encouraging intensive care research and by supporting continuing education of health-care providers.

Contact Us

Administrative Affairs - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
JL369 Ann Thomas Bldg., 700 William Ave.
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3A 1R9

Tel.: (204) 787-4239

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
3rd Floor, Ann Thomas Bldg. (JL-3)
Health Sciences Centre

Access from 3rd Floor Thorlakson Bldg. (MS-3) or 4th Floor Children's Hospital (CE-4)

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