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April 6, 2021
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
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.
February 26, 2021
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
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
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.
December 14, 2020
SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.
December 11, 2020
The SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP) is helping scale up paediatric nursing education across Ghana and ultimately improving health outcomes for children.
December 10, 2020
SickKids is launching a third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations to address the potential overuse of tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.
December 7, 2020
Effective today, our universal masking policy requires everyone age 6 and older to wear a hospital-provided mask at SickKids. This policy applies to staff, family caregivers, visitors, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
December 1, 2020
SickKids is pleased to advance to the next phase, Phase 5, starting Nov. 30. Phase 5 increases the number of operating rooms in service for a combination of emergency, urgent and scheduled care.
November 21, 2020
New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.
November 6, 2020
SickKids’ comprehensive Mental Health Strategy – the first of its kind encompassing the entire SickKids mental health enterprise – sets the stage to develop new pathways to care for children, youth and families to access the mental health services they need more quickly and more efficiently than ever before.