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March 24, 2011

Coming for surgery? New section prepares families for surgery at SickKids

SickKids has launched a new section for families with children coming to SickKids for surgery.  Coming for Surgery, can be found under Visiting SickKids on our website.  This section is part of an effort to educate families, and improve pre-operative preparation and efficiency.  

“The day of surgery may be one of the most important days in a child’s life,” says Dr. James Wright, Chief of Perioperative Services and Surgeon-in-Chief, SickKids. “This new section provides comprehensive, family-centred, easy-to-use and understandable information that will make the day of surgery better for children and families.”

Coming for Surgery, provides parents with important information to help them prepare for their child’s appointment, including fasting guidelines and information on what to do if their child is sick before surgery. In addition, there's a link to AboutKidsHealth.ca to provide even more trusted health information for parents.  This section will be updated regularly to ensure the content is always up-to-date.