Genome-wide sequencing pilot project helps Ontario families get answers
April 26, 2022
Co-led by SickKids and CHEO, Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) seeks to enable precision medicine through timely diagnoses for rare diseases.
SickKids inpatient mental health unit undergoes renovation
May 4, 2022
The renovation, completed in November 2021, provided much-needed environmental upgrades for patients and families
Mobilizing mental health access and support in the Emergency Department through social work
March 8, 2023
It’s Social Work Week in Ontario, and across Canada, March is National Social Work Month; David Lubert gives his perspective on practicing social work in the Emergency Department.
SickKids awarded Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada
December 20, 2021
SickKids maintains Exemplary Standing – the highest level awarded – in the 2021 Accreditation Canada Survey.
Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients
January 13, 2016
A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.
SickKids increasing scheduled clinical care activity
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.
Keeping patients home for the holidays: Innovative virtual care program brings complex ventilator support into the home
December 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.
SickKids doctors implant the first total artificial heart for a child in Canada
July 18, 2022
SickKids teams came together to urgently perform an innovative procedure to bridge Mariam to a second heart transplant after she went into heart failure for a second time.
Announcing The Garron Family Psychosocial Program, providing mental health support to cancer patients and families
September 28, 2022
The Psychosocial Program at SickKids, which began in 2019, has refocused its efforts to provide critically important psychosocial care and practical resources for patients with cancer, families and caregivers.
Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity
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.