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Orange helicopter lands on the roof of a building.

December 6, 2022

SickKids’ helipad: connecting patients to critical, lifesaving care for over 50 years

In 1972, SickKids opened the first rooftop helipad in Canada. By breaking down geographic boundaries, the helipad helped to solidify SickKids’ role as a leading paediatric hospital in Ontario.

Person standing in SickKids atrium.

October 27, 2022

Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan celebrates 50 years at SickKids

This month marks 50 years since Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan, who was the primary nurse for conjoined twins Nida and Hira Jamal, first joined SickKids’ Nursing team.

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October 14, 2022

Recognizing Lori Ives-Baine, the nurse who guides patients’ families through their grief

As Grief Support Coordinator at SickKids, Nurse Lori Ives-Baine supports families that are preparing for, experiencing and grieving the loss of a child.

Nurse Anjelica Guytingco stands in front of a red sign that reads "emergency" in white font, wearing a mask and a SickKids lanyard.

October 12, 2022

Happy Emergency Nurses Day to the nurses that provide urgent care to SickKids patients

Meet Anjelica, a Clinical Support Nurse who works in the Emergency Department at SickKids.

Close up photo of Bryant Peters.

September 30, 2022

New Indigenous Health Navigator to support culturally safe care for Indigenous children and families

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, SickKids shares its ongoing commitment to reconciliation and introduces their first Indigenous Health Navigator.

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September 22, 2022

Meet the behind-the-scenes team that keeps SickKids ticking

A team of 10 nurses is responsible for ensuring the hospital runs smoothly and safely after hours.

A man, girl and young boy ride bicycles and scooters. They all wear helmets.

July 5, 2022

National Injury Prevention Day: Preventing predictable injuries in children and youth

On average, SickKids treats injuries in over 900 children and youth per year, many of which are preventable.

May 11, 2022

Celebrating excellence in nursing at SickKids

The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize the unique contributions of SickKids nurses across practice, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Learn more about this year’s award recipients!

May 5, 2022

SickKids experts share their tips and strategies for supporting resiliency in children and youth

For Children’s Mental Health Week, SickKids mental health experts share their strategies and tips to support the mental wellbeing and foster resiliency in children and youth

April 27, 2022

Thank you to our SickKids volunteers, whether on site, remote or waiting to return

What better occasion than National Volunteer Week to take our hats off to volunteers for all they do for our patients, families and staff.

April 5, 2022

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives prestigious Gairdner Foundation award for work in maternal-child health

Dr. Bhutta receives the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in recognition of global health research and interventions in the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life.

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March 31, 2022

SickKids receives patients with cancer and their families from Ukraine

SickKids is one of many international organizations working to ensure paediatric patients with cancer from Ukraine are able to access medical care.

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