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November 13, 2015
World Diabetes Day: SickKids STAR Clinic helps provide one-on-one education
Bradley Stoner was only 19 months old when he was rushed to SickKids with diabetic ketoacidosis. The SickKids Self-Management Teaching and Review (STAR) Clinic now helps the family make sure Bradley's care plan matches his changing needs.
November 2, 2015
Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chief, Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative, diagnoses and provides treatment recommendations for children with ASD every day. He helped us bust some autism myths and misconceptions.
October 29, 2015
Q&A with Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz: Keep your family safe and happy this Halloween
Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Psychologist in the Outpatient Psychiatry Program at SickKids, has some tips to help families have a safe and anxiety-free Halloween.
October 27, 2015
Canadian Patient Safety Week: Ask, Listen, Talk
The theme for this year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week is Ask, Listen, Talk. Learn more about how SickKids supports patients and families with limited english proficiency or hearing impairment.
October 23, 2015
Canadian Patient Safety Week: SickKids recommits to reducing preventable harm
This week we recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week, an opportunity to celebrate ongoing work at SickKids that aims to keep every child in our care safe. The Caring Safely initiative represents SickKids’ renewed commitment to significantly reducing preventable harm over the next three years.
September 29, 2015
East Toronto kids are the winners thanks to a renewed partnership between SickKids and TEGH
Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) has teamed up with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) once again in a partnership that gives East Toronto kids access to high-quality, paediatric-focused care in their neighbourhood emergency department.
August 24, 2015
Government of Ontario invests in facility upgrades and repairs at SickKids
Han Dong, MPP, Trinity-Spadina, visited SickKids on Aug. 21 to specifically discuss the funding designated to SickKids, the University Health Network (UHN) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), hospitals located within MPP Dong’s riding.
August 4, 2015
SickKids works to help bring kids home sooner
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has made it an organizational priority to reduce the average length of stay for patients whenever possible by eliminating unnecessary waits or delays in care and treatment caused by inefficiencies in the way care has traditionally been provided.
June 26, 2015
Thank you to our TDSB teachers for their care all year!
SickKids has partnered with the Toronto District School Board since 1892 as a Section 23 program, providing schooling to students who require education outside of the regular class system in a specialized setting.
June 19, 2015
SickKids-Caribbean Initiative supports World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood disorder which causes abnormal haemoglobin - the protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues.
May 12, 2015
New treatment guidelines for children with a severe form of arthritis aim to improve patient outcomes
Dr. Shirley Tse at SickKids proposed the first-ever treatment guidelines specific to JSpA as a part of the national recommendations for SpA developed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association and Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada.
April 21, 2015
Twin sisters, Phuoc and Binh Wagner, receive successful liver transplants
Today, during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Michael and Johanne Wagner wholeheartedly thanked the anonymous donor who donated part of a liver to their twin daughter Binh, who is recovering well at SickKids following a successful transplant, which took place within the past month.