Paediatric Emergency Medicine
At The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), we are committed to providing children with the highest quality of care. The Emergency Department (ED) at SickKids is by far one of the busiest paediatric emergency departments in Canada. Approximately 50,000 children and their families turn to the Emergency Department each year for care and help, with almost 6,000 of those children admitted from the Emergency Department to inpatient care.
We are the primary care paediatric hospital for the downtown core of Toronto and the tertiary paediatric referral centre for the Greater Toronto Area. We are also the paediatric trauma centre for Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with approximately 200 major trauma cases managed per year in the Emergency Department (ED).
Our team of highly trained and experienced staff deals daily with a wide spectrum of illnesses and traumas -- from minor illnesses and injuries to the resuscitation of a severe trauma patient or stabilization of children with complex medical conditions. Our ability to promptly respond to these children comes from our strong commitment to clinical excellence, education and research.
It takes a very dedicated and unique team to provide the quality of care and compassion each of our patients deserve, and we are proud of our outstanding team of health-care professionals.
The Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine has two fellowship training programs. Enter here to learn more...
The Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine carries out research in many different areas. Read more here...