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Toddler wearing a mask has a bandage put on his arm.

November 30, 2022

Amid respiratory virus surge, Ontario paediatric infectious diseases experts encourage COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children under five

Paediatric infectious diseases experts from SickKids, CHEO, KHSC, LHSC and MCH issued the joint statement as the respiratory virus season gets an early start for young children.

An adult's hand holding onto a child's hand that is connected to an IV.

November 25, 2022

SickKids among four Ontario hospitals to receive first-in-Canada international certification as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

SickKids receives Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) certification as a Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.

November 17, 2022

Celebrating two years of the SickKids Mental Health Strategy

SickKids is pleased to introduce the new co-chair of the Mental Health Strategy and share her vision as we work to provide transformative mental health care.

SickKids hospital exterior

November 11, 2022

SickKids reduces surgeries to preserve critical care capacity

Starting November 14, surgical care will focus on emergency, urgent and the most time-sensitive cases.

September 28, 2022

Announcing The Garron Family Psychosocial Program, providing mental health support to cancer patients and families 

The Psychosocial Program at SickKids, which began in 2019, has refocused its efforts to provide critically important psychosocial care and practical resources for patients with cancer, families and caregivers.

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September 16, 2022

Choosing Wisely: SickKids study leads to improved process for diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children

Research shows the implementation of a standardized approach to UTI diagnosis and follow-up reduced misdiagnosis and antibiotic use.

Liquid is poured from a bottle in to a measuring cup.

August 16, 2022

Update on liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen for SickKids parents and caregivers

SickKids reminds patients and families about ways to access liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These recommendations are not for the general public.

Child seated in a wheelchair connected to a large machine.

July 18, 2022

SickKids doctors implant the first total artificial heart for a child in Canada

SickKids teams came together to urgently perform an innovative procedure to bridge Mariam to a second heart transplant after she went into heart failure for a second time.

Bright and open waiting room with couches.

May 4, 2022

SickKids inpatient mental health unit undergoes renovation

The renovation, completed in November 2021, provided much-needed environmental upgrades for patients and families

Two photos of the same child - one young version and one older version.

April 26, 2022

Genome-wide sequencing pilot project helps Ontario families get answers

Co-led by SickKids and CHEO, Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) seeks to enable precision medicine through timely diagnoses for rare diseases.

Pregnant woman talks on the phone.

April 4, 2022

SickKids and Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic team up to bring focused COVID-19 vaccine consultation to pregnant and breastfeeding people

Pregnant and breastfeeding people can book an initial appointment with the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service and have an option for further consultation with Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic.

A person sits on the couch with a baby on their lap, holding and looking at their phone in their hand.

March 29, 2022

SickKids expands paediatric virtual urgent care program to reach more children and youth

SickKids virtual urgent care program enhanced and expanded to enable patients and families to access real-time guidance for their urgent health concern.

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