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September 14, 2023

Update on retro pay for SickKids staff

SickKids will include staff who have left the organization in retro lump sum payments.

June 28, 2023

What’s in a name? Why the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program is now the Healthy Living Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Program Director of the Healthy Living Clinic, and Jenny Cooper, a parent of a SickKids patient, reflect on the importance of change to meet the evolving needs of patients and families.

A hand holding a Capsule Shredder, a large tube that has measurement increments along the side and has a cylindrical adaptor and pop-top cap screwed to the top of the tube.

June 19, 2023

SickKids distributes capsule shredder device to support families of patients with sickle cell disease

Children's hospitals across Canada will soon receive Capsule Shredders – a device developed by a multidisciplinary team at SickKids that makes it easier for families of children with sickle cell disease to administer medication safely.

Dr. Madhavi Moharir, Honourable Steven Del Duca, Lara Pietrolungo, Jeff Mainland, Alexandra Ieraci, and Dr. Ronald Cohn in masks celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Boomerang Health.

June 1, 2023

Boomerang Health marks 10-year anniversary!

Boomerang Health, powered by SickKids, provides a variety of health services to children and youth.

A mother smiling while holding a baby swaddled in a patterned cloth.

May 26, 2023

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health receives funding from Canadian Government to help address malnutrition in Ghana, Malawi and Pakistan

New capacity building project will focus on helping to improve the nutrition of children, adolescent girls and women, who are disproportionally affected by malnutrition

May 9, 2023

SickKids updating Family Presence and Patient Visiting Policy

Effective May 10, SickKids will be returning to pre-pandemic policy for family caregivers, siblings and visitors and lifting pandemic-related capacity limits in Family Spaces.

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March 29, 2023

SickKids study shows following the latest care guidelines for blood disorder ITP in children benefits patients and the health system

Less intensive management can be the best family-friendly and resource-friendly option.

Social worker posing for the camera in front of the nursing station, hands in pockets, with Emergency Department in the background.

March 8, 2023

Mobilizing mental health access and support in the Emergency Department through social work

It’s Social Work Week in Ontario, and across Canada, March is National Social Work Month; David Lubert gives his perspective on practicing social work in the Emergency Department.

An illustration showing the current feeding tube port that uses the stepped connector alongside the new ENFit connector for feeding tubes with its "twist-in" connection.

February 23, 2023

Paediatric hospitals making mealtime safer for children, youth fed through a tube

SickKids is transitioning to ENFit feeding tube connectors starting March 6, 2023.

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February 9, 2023

SickKids’ Choosing Wisely program is helping reduce unnecessary testing, treatments and imaging

Lessons learned at SickKids could be applied in other paediatric settings interested in taking a similar approach.

January 12, 2023

SickKids increasing surgical activity

SickKids has capacity to begin increasing surgical activity as of January 16.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

January 10, 2023

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

The first paediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

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