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Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine

Long-term Ventilation Program

The Long-term Ventilation (LTV) program is under the Division of Respiratory Medicine. The program is dedicated to providing comprehensive consultation and ongoing management for children receiving long-term ventilation at home, as well as for those children who are at risk of requiring long-term ventilation. The aim of our program is to optimize care of these children at home and to support their families in the community.

What do we offer?

  • Long-term follow up of children receiving long-term ventilation at home 
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation and support to families who are considering long-term ventilation for their child
  • Caregiver training for home ventilator equipment and airway clearance therapies
  • Transition to home planning and care coordination with the intensive care units and Holland Bloorview Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Integration of care with community services including nursing at home and at school
  • Inpatient collaboration with medical and surgical specialists
  • Transition program to adult care services developed in partnership with WestPark Healthcare Center

How to make a referral

  • All patients require a referral to visit our clinic.
  • If you are a health-care professional, log in to eCHN to submit your referral. From your eCHN account, you will be seamlessly connected to SickKids e-referral platform, EpicCare Link.
  • Learn more about our referral process.
  • For urgent referrals only (same day referrals), contact eCHN’s Helpdesk directly 416-813-7998 or 1-877-252-9900, or by email at helpdesk@echn.ca.
    On weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays, please contact the Fellow on call via SickKids Locating at 416-813-1500.

The Clinic

  • The LTV clinic takes place on ward 4A every Tuesday afternoon.

Please contact Katie Leathem, the Long-term Ventilation Program coordinator at  (416) 813-6338 if you have any questions