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Patients and families

Introduction | Child Life | AboutKidsHealth.ca | Coming for Surgery |  Visiting SickKids


Welcome to our Patients and Families page. We hope this page will answer many of your questions and concerns. In turn we hope to hear from you for feedback as well. Below are some great links to help make your visit or stay with SickKids as easy as possible.


A Child Life Specialist provides therapeutic play programs designed to reduce stress and help patients cope with hospitalization. They help prepare children for medical and surgical procedures and much more. Read more.


This website is full of great resources on general health topics including a host of specific links concerning neurosurgery:

Click on Health A-Z for answers to many other interesting health questions!



Visit the site Coming for Surgery for a host of commonly asked questions, to view the Coming for surgery video tour, to learn about eating and drinking before surgery... and many other topics. 



The Hospital for Sick Children is a big place. It can also be a confusing place, especially if you are coming for the first time. Visiting SickKids tries to answer questions you may have about coming to the hospital. It also gives you information that will make your visit to the hospital easier such as information on accommodation, shopping and eating at SickKids, parking, ID badges and more!

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