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PLAN AHEAD! It may take you longer to get to SickKids during the Pan Am Games 

Toronto and other cities in the Golden Horseshoe will be hosting the Pan Am Games (July 10-26) and Parapan Am Games (Aug. 7-15) this summer. During the games, some roads will be busier than normal. In addition, temporary traffic measures, such as turning bans, will be in place near games venues. Because there are training facilities, event sites and a host hotel not too far from SickKids, these traffic measures may affect your drive to and from SickKids.

Detailed traffic plans are posted on the Pan Am Games official website. Some of the traffic measures begin in late-June, before the games officially begin, so make sure you check the site if you are coming to SickKids any time between late-June and late-August.

We are upgrading our registration system to serve you better!
SickKids is introducing a new registration system on Feb. 7 that will make registration more efficient for all our patients and families. When the system launches, you may experience delays during registration as our staff get used to the new system. Thank you for your understanding.

You may have just been told that your child needs to have surgery, or a procedure or test such as an MRI scan, under general anesthesia.  

Please remember that all of us at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will be available to guide you through this process and assist you in any way we can, so that you can best support your child. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need in order to reduce your fears and those of your child. 

We suggest you write down any unanswered questions you may have after reviewing this site and Contact us, or bring them to your next appointment.

Are you or your child coming to have surgery? Check out the links below to learn more:

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 This pre-operative website is intended for SickKids' patients.  Some of the information presented reflects the practices at SickKids, which may be different from other paediatric health centres. This website provides an additional source of information to our parents and families. It does not replace or override the consultation with an opinion of your health care providers at SickKids.