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December 1, 2020

SickKids increasing scheduled clinical care activity

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

Our children are not okay: Health-care leaders in Ontario issue warning and express deep concern about new COVID-19 modelling data

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.

A group of teenagers smile at the camera.

November 6, 2020

A new mindset: SickKids’ Mental Health Strategy sets the stage for new pathways to care

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.

A woman lifts her t-shirt sleeve to show a bandage covering her flu shot injection.

October 26, 2020

The flu vaccine: More important than ever

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.

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October 1, 2020

Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity

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.

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July 6, 2020

SickKids gradually increasing scheduled clinical care activity

SickKids will advance to the next phase of its restart of scheduled clinical care services impacted by COVID-19.

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June 5, 2020

SickKids to gradually resume scheduled clinical activities as of June 8

SickKids has received approval from Ontario Health to begin the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 8.

Jacob Vorstman

May 7, 2020

Virtual clinic for kids with special needs comes out of COVID-19

For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routine and structure essential to their everyday living.

Katelyn MacNeill in front of a screen working with a patient and mom

May 6, 2020

Entering a new era of "SickKids care, anytime, anywhere"

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario, SickKids ramped up its range of virtual care solutions – from virtual appointments to virtual visits.

A woman sits in front of a computer and speaks with another woman via video conferencing.

May 4, 2020

Mental health services go virtual at SickKids and SickKids CCMH during COVID-19 pandemic

SickKids' mental health enterprise had a rapid advance into virtual care in response to COVID-19.

Bryson Williams McArthur

February 29, 2020

Unravelling the mystery of rare diseases

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.

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February 24, 2020

SickKids and Government of Barbados launch partnership to establish Centre for Paediatric Excellence

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.

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