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September 29, 2015

East Toronto kids are the winners thanks to a renewed partnership between SickKids and TEGH

TORONTO – Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) has teamed up with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) once again in a partnership that gives East Toronto kids access to high-quality, paediatric-focused care in their neighbourhood emergency department.

This partnership means:   

  • Our teams have the opportunity to share expert knowledge in paediatric emergency medicine that translates to better care for our youngest patients.
  • Enhanced specialized training for TEGH paediatric emergency department nurses.

One fifth of the patients who visit TEGH’s emergency department are children. For ten years, TEGH has partnered with SickKids in this unique relationship that promotes the best and most current paediatric practices in emergency care.

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“As a parent who lives in this community, I remember bringing my son to Toronto East General Hospital’s emergency department for the first time. It was reassuring to see the hospital’s partnership with the leader in children’s healthcare and to receive such superb care. No doubt, this relationship will help to share best practices in paediatric emergency medicine and maintain the high-quality of care that defines TEGH.”  
- Sarah Downey, President & CEO, Toronto East General Hospital

“This partnership is a win, not only for our youngest patients, but also for the staff and physicians who work in both TEGH and SickKid’s emergency departments. I know we’re excited about sharing best practices and learning with our colleagues at SickKids.”
- Paul Hannam, Chief of Emergency, Toronto East General Hospital

“Our renewed partnership demonstrates SickKids commitment to children and families, as well as championing the evolution of child health systems as we work with other organizations to build capacity, and develop integrated approaches to outstanding child health care outside the walls of SickKids.”
- Dr. Michael Apkon, SickKids President & CEO.

About The Hospital for Sick Children @SickKidsNews
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally.  Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision for Healthier Children. A Better World. For more information, please visit www.sickkids.ca.

About Toronto East General Hospital @EastGeneral
Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is a full-service community teaching hospital that has proudly provided high-quality health care to the residents of East Toronto for over 86 years. TEGH serves a diverse, multi-cultural community of over half a million people. Since becoming the first Canadian hospital to receive the Order of Excellence in 2010, our journey to build and sustain a culture of excellence focusing on quality, wellness, innovation and continuous improvement has progressed.

Media contacts:
Sharon Navarro
Toronto East General Hospital
416-303-5709
snava@tegh.on.ca

Matet Nebres
The Hospital for Sick Children
416-813-6380
matet.nebres@sickkids.ca