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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.

Woman wearing headset and hospital scrubs, seated at a desk.

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.

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.

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