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April 23, 2021
Our Emergency Department has the appropriate staffing, processes and protocols in place, including robust infection prevention and control measures, to ensure the safety of all patients, families and staff.
April 22, 2021
A surgery to remove tumour weighing approximately 15 per cent of Félix Devigne’s total body weight was made possible through collaboration between SickKids and Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.
April 14, 2021
SickKids’ new virtual urgent care program aims to help children and families determine what type of care is needed.
April 6, 2021
The recent increase of COVID-related ICU admissions has strained the adult health-care system. As a result, SickKids is opening an eight-bed unit within the ICU for previously healthy adults (approximately 40 years old and under) with COVID-19. The eight-bed unit will be made available for adults if needed.
March 11, 2021
The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the continued medical advances of kidney transplantation over the years.
February 26, 2021
Isla Simmons, 3, was a medical mystery for the first year of her life. As her family and clinical team navigated a complex journey to identify and treat her rare condition, they ultimately turned to whole exome sequencing, a comprehensive genetic test, to help put the clues together.
January 19, 2021
Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids, shares his perspective on why paediatrics has been slow to embrace the Choosing Wisely movement to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
December 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.
December 14, 2020
SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.
December 11, 2020
The SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP) is helping scale up paediatric nursing education across Ghana and ultimately improving health outcomes for children.
December 10, 2020
SickKids is launching a third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations to address the potential overuse of tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.
December 7, 2020
Effective today, our universal masking policy requires everyone age 6 and older to wear a hospital-provided mask at SickKids. This policy applies to staff, family caregivers, visitors, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.