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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.

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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.

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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.

February 14, 2022

Dr. Louise Gallagher – Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative

SickKids, CAMH and UofT pleased to welcome Dr. Louise Gallagher to leadership roles at each organization.

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December 20, 2021

SickKids awarded Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada

SickKids maintains Exemplary Standing – the highest level awarded – in the 2021 Accreditation Canada Survey.

Chest x-ray.

November 10, 2021

Choosing Wisely at SickKids means holding off on X-raying infant bronchiolitis cases coming to the ED

Instead of offering peace of mind, confirmatory X-rays in infant bronchiolitis cases can result in incorrect diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, according to an article by Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-In-Chief, in The BMJ.

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October 4, 2021

SickKids launches COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service for children, youth and their families

Book a confidential phone call with a SickKids clinician to ask your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth.

Woman in hospital bed holding a baby. Man wearing mask sites next to her. Many machines in the background.

October 3, 2021

World-first: Experts at UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids develop plan to save critically ill mother and her baby

UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids collaborated to support a pregnant patient with pulmonary hypertension and her baby.

August 10, 2021

SickKids launches virtual critical care consulting network with six community hospitals

New neonatal-paediatric virtual critical care consulting network will provide ‘real-time’ expertise from SickKids teams.

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.

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