Together, we are standing up to Cancer
February 4, 2016
On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and …
Study provides data on outcomes after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment
January 24, 2019
A team led by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and ICES analyzed survival rates after feeding tube placement in children between 13 months and 17 years of age.
Statement regarding international patients and U.S. travel restrictions
February 3, 2017
We have recently become aware of families who have been impacted by decisions taken in the US. We empathize with the families who find themselves in this difficult situation.
Point-of-care ultrasound leads to more efficient and accurate diagnoses in SickKids emergency
February 16, 2016
A portable technology called point-of-care ultrasound is helping doctors at SickKids provide better and more efficient bedside care in the emergency department, and it’s having a huge impact.
SickKids-led study shows success with a blenderized diet for children with G-tubes
February 13, 2018
A SickKids-led collaborative study with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has shown the benefits of switching gastrostomy tube (G-tube)-fed children from commercial formula to homemade puréed food.
Social workers at SickKids: innovative approaches to addressing individual, family and systemic challenges
March 8, 2016
The celebration of Social Work Month across Canada provides an opportunity to revisit the origins of hospital social work and honour the growth and development of the profession over the years.
Use of electronic medical records may result in better tracking of childhood obesity rates, new study finds
February 16, 2017
An Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.
Twin daughter receives life-saving transplant from dad: both recovering
February 11, 2015
On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, the transplant teams at SickKids and Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network collaborated on a successful father-daughter liver transplant.
SickKids first hospital in North America to use new dialysis treatment for paediatric care
March 10, 2016
The Dialysis and Apheresis team at SickKids have spent the last five years working to implement a new dialysis system called haemodiafiltration to tackle the poor patient outcomes associated with previous forms of dialysis treatments.
Good nutrition is integral to improving health in patients
March 15, 2016
As a part of the interdisciplinary care team, dietitians work closely and collaboratively with health-care staff to provide family-centered care across the hospital. In recognition of Nutrition Month, which takes place every March, let's take a …