BORN Ontario Cybersecurity Incident
BORN Ontario is a prescribed perinatal and child registry that is funded by the province’s Ministry of Health. BORN Ontario was the victim of a cybersecurity incident earlier this year and your information may have been impacted. The incident was caused by a vulnerability in the file transfer software BORN Ontario utilized, called MOVEit.
We are among the many Ontario healthcare providers that share personal health information with BORN Ontario related to pregnancy, birth and newborn care – important healthcare encounters that can affect lifelong health. BORN collects data from healthcare providers pursuant to the authority afforded to it in the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). BORN Ontario uses this information to identify immediate care gaps affecting individuals, link information to appropriate care providers, perform health system quality assurance, and analyze data for emerging trends.
For specific details about the incident, and to find out if your or someone in your family’s information may have been impacted, please visit the BORN Ontario website www.bornincident.ca
It is our intent to make this experience special for you, your baby and your family. A team of health care professionals will provide you with care at the hospital. We will work together with you to identify your needs and create a care plan specific to you. Your health care team may include Registered Nurses, Doctors, Midwives, Pharmacist, Registered Dietitian, Public Health Nurse or Student training in health care. In order to provide the best care for you and your baby information about your health care may be shared between members of the health care team. Your health care providers welcome your comments and questions.
We are designated by the World Health Organization and Breastfeeding Committee for Canada as a Baby-Friendly organization. We train all of our nurses and health care providers to assist new parents with making informed infant feeding choices and support infant feeding as chosen. Please click here to see our policy on breastfeeding. To read the entire brochure, please click here.
Helpful Links Recommended by NWHC Staff
Best Start- Resources for parents, future parents and families
Health Canada's Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition
Pregnancy- CBD Clinicals
A Baby's Safe Sleep Environment
Health Canada - Healthy Pregnancy
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Unit - Pregnancy
Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Support (1 866 797 0000)
Our hospital our team strives to provide you with the best care possible. We focus on patient safety and improving the patient experience in pre-natal, hospital and post-natal care.
We are requesting your feedback on your hospital experience. Please click on this link for our Patient Satisfaction Surveyfor your review and completion. This survey is completely voluntary. The survey is also anonymous - please do not put your name or any other information that may identify you on the survey.
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Please contact us should you require a translation of the attached policy. Thank you!