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December 1, 2020
SickKids is pleased to advance to the next phase, Phase 5, starting Nov. 30. Phase 5 increases the number of operating rooms in service for a combination of emergency, urgent and scheduled care.
November 21, 2020
New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.
November 6, 2020
SickKids’ comprehensive Mental Health Strategy – the first of its kind encompassing the entire SickKids mental health enterprise – sets the stage to develop new pathways to care for children, youth and families to access the mental health services they need more quickly and more efficiently than ever before.
October 26, 2020
The flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to stay healthy and is available for free to all Ontarians. SickKids is pleased to offer flu immunizations to all patients seen at the hospital.
October 1, 2020
The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is warning the public of the dangers of mushroom foraging after observing an increase in these calls, including instances where individuals had to be hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms.
June 5, 2020
SickKids has received approval from Ontario Health to begin the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 8.
May 7, 2020
For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routine and structure essential to their everyday living.
May 6, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario, SickKids ramped up its range of virtual care solutions – from virtual appointments to virtual visits.
February 29, 2020
When Bryson Williams-McArthur was 9, he underwent whole exome sequencing at SickKids, a sophisticated, non-targeted approach to genetic testing that takes a broad look at all 20,000 genes. This test finally gave the family a diagnosis – a very rare neurodevelopmental disorder called GRIN1.
February 24, 2020
Over a span of seven years, the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health will work with its partners in Barbados and in the broader region, to establish Barbados as a Centre for Paediatric Excellence.