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June 23, 2021

Closing the chapter on caring for critically ill adults at SickKids

Over the last few months, SickKids staff have come together to achieve something we’ve never done before – supporting our health-care system by taking in adults.

June 11, 2021

Five-year-old Scarlett gets a virtual tour of SickKids labs

SickKids staff help answer Scarlett’s curious questions about what happens to her blood after it’s drawn.

June 9, 2021

“Say Nay to the X-ray”: A new toolkit to reduce unneeded ankle X-rays and send paediatric patients home faster

Research at SickKids shows the vast majority of paediatric ankle injuries are low risk and don’t require X-rays during emergency department visits.

May 20, 2021

SickKids experiencing COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient unit

SickKids is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 on an inpatient unit specializing in paediatric medicine and respirology.

April 23, 2021

SickKids Emergency Department is open and safe

Our Emergency Department has the appropriate staffing, processes and protocols in place, including robust infection prevention and control measures, to ensure the safety of all patients, families and staff.

April 22, 2021

SickKids gives baby Félix fighting chance with one-of-a-kind cancer surgery

A surgery to remove tumour weighing approximately 15 per cent of Félix Devigne’s total body weight was made possible through collaboration between SickKids and Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

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April 14, 2021

New paediatric virtual urgent care program offers children and families digital front door to care

SickKids’ new virtual urgent care program aims to help children and families determine what type of care is needed.

April 6, 2021

SickKids preparing to receive admissions of younger adults with COVID-19 to ICU

The recent increase of COVID-related ICU admissions has strained the adult health-care system. As a result, SickKids is opening an eight-bed unit within the ICU for previously healthy adults (approximately 40 years old and under) with COVID-19. The eight-bed unit will be made available for adults if needed.

March 11, 2021

SickKids program reaches milestone with 1,000 kidney transplants and counting

The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the continued medical advances of kidney transplantation over the years.

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February 26, 2021

Defying all the textbooks: How SickKids used whole exome sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare condition

Isla Simmons, 3, was a medical mystery for the first year of her life. As her family and clinical team navigated a complex journey to identify and treat her rare condition, they ultimately turned to whole exome sequencing, a comprehensive genetic test, to help put the clues together.

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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