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May 3, 2018

SickKids to revitalize its blood and marrow transplant unit with government investment

SickKids has received a significant funding commitment from the Government of Ontario to move forward with a renovation and expansion of its blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy unit.

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April 11, 2018

SickKids is launching a new integrated electronic health information system on June 2

The big day is almost here! We are excited for the launch of our new health information system on June 2, the largest clinical transformation project to date at SickKids.

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March 28, 2018

Sinai Health System and The Hospital for Sick Children welcome investment in an Ontario Fetal Centre

Pregnant women will now have greater access to world-renowned specialists when their baby in-utero has been diagnosed with a condition that may need medical intervention, with the creation of the Ontario Fetal Centre, a collaboration between Sinai Health System and SickKids.

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March 26, 2018

SickKids contributes to best practice guidelines on caring for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

SickKids has contributed to the development of best practice guidelines around a rare disorder affecting one in 2,000 to 3,000 live births: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In cases of CDH, the internal organs in the abdominal cavity push through a weakened area in the diaphragm to travel into the chest cavity, which then interferes with lung development.

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March 1, 2018

SickKids identifies one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has identified one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection, a type of nontuberculous mycobacterium (“NTM”), likely linked to a heater-cooler device used during a cardiovascular surgery prior to 2016.

February 13, 2018

SickKids-led study shows success with a blenderized diet for children with G-tubes

A SickKids-led collaborative study with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has shown the benefits of switching gastrostomy tube (G-tube)-fed children from commercial formula to homemade puréed food.

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January 23, 2018

SickKids-led team sheds more light on new autoinflammatory disease

An international research collaboration led by SickKids has released their latest research project on a cohort with a rare autoinflammatory disease, A20 hapolinsufficiency (HA20). SickKids, along with their National Institutes of Health (NIH) collaborators in Washington, D.C., was the first to report on the mutated gene responsible for HA20 in 2016.

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December 19, 2017

SickKids and Holland Bloorview to offer SDR services in Ontario

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) are pleased to announce the launch of a three-year joint integrated selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) program in Ontario. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today announced funding for SDR in the province, which will now offer care close to home.

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December 11, 2017

ACTS team brings neonatal and paediatric ICU expertise beyond SickKids’ walls

Transporting patients quickly and safely from community hospitals to a tertiary hospital is no simple feat, especially when considering the complex medical needs of a critically-ill child or a premature baby. Since it began in 1973, the Acute Care Transport Services (ACTS) team at SickKids has become a leader in this very specialized service in Canada.

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November 29, 2017

SickKids launches phase two of Choosing Wisely with five additional tests and treatments patients and providers should question

Following successful reductions of the use of uncomfortable nasal swabs and routine unnecessary x-rays for ankle injuries, among others, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is poised to launch phase two of our Choosing Wisely campaign.

Man and woman sit together holding a baby. They are in the SickKids atrium.

November 28, 2017

Baby Carter recovers hearing after cochlear implant surgery at only 3 months of age

A ‘magical life-changing moment’ is how parents describe the day their son Carter’s cochlear implants were ‘turned on’ for the first time. Carter Holland, now six months old, received bilateral cochlear implants when he was just three months of age, and is believed to be the youngest person in Canada to undergo this procedure to restore hearing in both of his ears.

Teenage girl and her mom smile for the camera.

November 10, 2017

When pain ends, kids can be kids again: Get Up and Go celebrates two years of successful partnership between Holland Bloorview and SickKids

Client Staci, now 15, shared her story on Nov. 9 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where patients, families, and teams gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of Get Up and Go: Persistent Paediatric Pain Service. The service is a collaboration between Holland Bloorview and SickKids.

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