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October 23, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: SickKids recommits to reducing preventable harm

This week we recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week, an opportunity to celebrate ongoing work at SickKids that aims to keep every child in our care safe. The Caring Safely initiative represents SickKids’ renewed commitment to significantly reducing preventable harm over the next three years.

September 29, 2015

East Toronto kids are the winners thanks to a renewed partnership between SickKids and TEGH

Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) has teamed up with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) once again in a partnership that gives East Toronto kids access to high-quality, paediatric-focused care in their neighbourhood emergency department.

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August 24, 2015

Government of Ontario invests in facility upgrades and repairs at SickKids

Han Dong, MPP, Trinity-Spadina, visited SickKids on Aug. 21 to specifically discuss the funding designated to SickKids, the University Health Network (UHN) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), hospitals located within MPP Dong’s riding.

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August 4, 2015

SickKids works to help bring kids home sooner

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has made it an organizational priority to reduce the average length of stay for patients whenever possible by eliminating unnecessary waits or delays in care and treatment caused by inefficiencies in the way care has traditionally been provided.

June 26, 2015

Thank you to our TDSB teachers for their care all year!

SickKids has partnered with the Toronto District School Board since 1892 as a Section 23 program, providing schooling to students who require education outside of the regular class system in a specialized setting.

June 19, 2015

SickKids-Caribbean Initiative supports World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood disorder which causes abnormal haemoglobin - the protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues.

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May 12, 2015

New treatment guidelines for children with a severe form of arthritis aim to improve patient outcomes

Dr. Shirley Tse at SickKids proposed the first-ever treatment guidelines specific to JSpA as a part of the national recommendations for SpA developed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association and Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada.

April 21, 2015

Twin sisters, Phuoc and Binh Wagner, receive successful liver transplants

Today, during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Michael and Johanne Wagner wholeheartedly thanked the anonymous donor who donated part of a liver to their twin daughter Binh, who is recovering well at SickKids following a successful transplant, which took place within the past month.

March 30, 2015

Task Force Takes on Canada’s Urgent Child Obesity Challenge with New Guidelines

Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issued its latest guidelines on the prevention and management of childhood obesity. With 1 in 3 children classified as either overweight or obese in Canada the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in the last 40 years.

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March 23, 2015

SickKids – UHN collaboration results in life-saving transplant

At the beginning of March, three-year-old Phuoc Wagner returned home to her twin sister Binh and seven other siblings, after a successful living donor liver transplant – the liver donated by her father Michael Wagner of Kingston, Ontario.

A woman wearing a SickKids Child Life tshirt and lanyard sites on a bench next to a young girl with an IV

March 20, 2015

Child Life Specialists make a difference for kids of all ages at SickKids

In honour of Child Life week, SickKids, is celebrating the important contribution Child Life staff make to patients of all ages at the hospital.

March 5, 2015

SickKids surgeons first to use nerve grafts from patient’s own leg to restore sensation in eye

Experts at SickKids have pioneered a novel surgery that restores lost feeling in the eye by transplanting a nerve graft from the patient’s own leg into their eye.

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