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G-Tube Program

The G-Tube Program provides care and support to children who are less than 18 years old that require or already have a Gastrostomy (G) or GastroJejunostomy (GJ) Tube. The G-Tube team consists of a nurse practitioner and two G-Tube resource nurses who work closely with a paediatrician and the interventional radiologists in the IGT department. For more Information, click here.

Important Family Information

It is important for you and your family to know who and where to call for help. Below is a chart that will help you will this

If you have questions/concerns about:

You should call:

Your child's weight 

Your dietician or family doctor or Paediatrician

Switching to a different formula

Your dietician or family doctor or Paediatrician

Tube feeding supplies

Specialty Food Shop or medical supply company

The feeding pump

Specialty Food Shop or company or medical supply company

Feeding tube or stoma care

G-Tube Resource Nurse

Feeding intolerance 

G-Tube Resource Nurse, family doctor or Paediatrician

Oral stimulation or oral feeding 

Occupational Therapist, family doctor or Paediatrician

G/GJ-Tube insertion 

G-Tube exchange to GJ-Tube

G-Tube Program Nurse Practitioner 

 

Your paediatrician or family doctor is an important part of your health-care team and can help you manage skin issues such as infection, feeding intolerance and nutrition issues.

When to go to the Emergency Department

After hours, over the weekend or on holidays, you may encounter an urgent G/GJ-Tube issue that requires you to go to the Emergency Department for help. Those situations may include:

    • If your child’s G-Tube has been accidentally pulled out and you cannot insert an emergency tube into the stoma.
    • If your child’s G/GJ-Tube has been accidentally pulled out and you cannot feed them until a new tube is inserted.
    • If your child’s G/GJ-Tube is broken and it cannot be used until a new tube is inserted.
    • If your child’s G/GJ-Tube is blocked and it cannot be used until a new tube is inserted.
    • If you suspect your child's G/GJ-Tube has moved position and may have caused aspiration and breathing issues.  

If your child is unwell and you are concerned, please go to the closest Emergency Department for assistance.