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January 12, 2023

SickKids increasing surgical activity

SickKids has capacity to begin increasing surgical activity as of January 16.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

January 10, 2023

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

Toddler wearing a mask has a bandage put on his arm.

November 30, 2022

Amid respiratory virus surge, Ontario paediatric infectious diseases experts encourage COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children under five

Paediatric infectious diseases experts from SickKids, CHEO, KHSC, LHSC and MCH issued the joint statement as the respiratory virus season gets an early start for young children.

An adult's hand holding onto a child's hand that is connected to an IV.

November 25, 2022

SickKids among four Ontario hospitals to receive first-in-Canada international certification as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

SickKids receives Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) certification as a Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.

November 17, 2022

Celebrating two years of the SickKids Mental Health Strategy

SickKids is pleased to introduce the new co-chair of the Mental Health Strategy and share her vision as we work to provide transformative mental health care.

SickKids hospital exterior

November 11, 2022

SickKids reduces surgeries to preserve critical care capacity

Starting November 14, surgical care will focus on emergency, urgent and the most time-sensitive cases.

September 28, 2022

Announcing The Garron Family Psychosocial Program, providing mental health support to cancer patients and families 

The Psychosocial Program at SickKids, which began in 2019, has refocused its efforts to provide critically important psychosocial care and practical resources for patients with cancer, families and caregivers.

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September 16, 2022

Choosing Wisely: SickKids study leads to improved process for diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children

Research shows the implementation of a standardized approach to UTI diagnosis and follow-up reduced misdiagnosis and antibiotic use.

Liquid is poured from a bottle in to a measuring cup.

August 16, 2022

Update on liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen for SickKids parents and caregivers

SickKids reminds patients and families about ways to access liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These recommendations are not for the general public.

Child seated in a wheelchair connected to a large machine.

July 18, 2022

SickKids doctors implant the first total artificial heart for a child in Canada

SickKids teams came together to urgently perform an innovative procedure to bridge Mariam to a second heart transplant after she went into heart failure for a second time.

Bright and open waiting room with couches.

May 4, 2022

SickKids inpatient mental health unit undergoes renovation

The renovation, completed in November 2021, provided much-needed environmental upgrades for patients and families

Two photos of the same child - one young version and one older version.

April 26, 2022

Genome-wide sequencing pilot project helps Ontario families get answers

Co-led by SickKids and CHEO, Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) seeks to enable precision medicine through timely diagnoses for rare diseases.

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