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January 19, 2021

Choosing the future of paediatrics wisely

Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids, shares his perspective on why paediatrics has been slow to embrace the Choosing Wisely movement to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

December 15, 2020

Keeping patients home for the holidays: Innovative virtual care program brings complex ventilator support into the home

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.

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December 14, 2020

SickKids and Holland Bloorview launch COVID-19 testing sites for children with medical complexity, developmental conditions

Starting Dec. 14, SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.

December 11, 2020

Nursing as a vehicle for improving child health: A SickKids-Ghana Partnership

The SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP) is helping scale up paediatric nursing education across Ghana and ultimately improving health outcomes for children.

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December 10, 2020

SickKids launches third phase of Choosing Wisely recommendations to curb unnecessary tests and treatments

SickKids is launching a third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations to address the potential overuse of tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.

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December 7, 2020

New universal masking policy in effect at SickKids

Effective today, our universal masking policy requires everyone age 6 and older to wear a hospital-provided mask at SickKids. This policy applies to staff, family caregivers, visitors, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.  

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December 1, 2020

SickKids increasing scheduled clinical care activity

SickKids is pleased to advance to the next phase, Phase 5, starting Nov. 30. Phase 5 increases the number of operating rooms in service for a combination of emergency, urgent and scheduled care.

November 21, 2020

Our children are not okay: Health-care leaders in Ontario issue warning and express deep concern about new COVID-19 modelling data

New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.

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November 6, 2020

A new mindset: SickKids’ Mental Health Strategy sets the stage for new pathways to care

SickKids’ comprehensive Mental Health Strategy – the first of its kind encompassing the entire SickKids mental health enterprise – sets the stage to develop new pathways to care for children, youth and families to access the mental health services they need more quickly and more efficiently than ever before.

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October 26, 2020

The flu vaccine: More important than ever

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to stay healthy and is available for free to all Ontarians. SickKids is pleased to offer flu immunizations to all patients seen at the hospital.

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October 1, 2020

Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity

The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is warning the public of the dangers of mushroom foraging after observing an increase in these calls, including instances where individuals had to be hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms.

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July 6, 2020

SickKids gradually increasing scheduled clinical care activity

SickKids will advance to the next phase of its restart of scheduled clinical care services impacted by COVID-19.

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