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November 7, 2016

Walking alongside: Complex Care Program celebrates 10 years of caring for SickKids’ most medically fragile patients

Over the past 10 years the Complex Care Program at SickKids has been caring for hundreds of children and families as they navigate not just their health care needs but all aspects of life with medical complexity.

October 25, 2016

Autism Awareness Month: SickKids improves care for kids with autism

For Autism Awareness Month, we talked to a SickKids expert, Dr. Barbara Muskat, Director of Social Work at SickKids, on why we need to be more sensitive and accommodating to our patients with unique needs.

October 19, 2016

Spiritual and religious care and beyond: How the chaplaincy team cares for SickKids

This week is Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week and we’re putting the spotlight on chaplains at SickKids to show the many ways they support patients, families and staff.

October 7, 2016

SickKids celebrates 30 years of liver transplantation

As home to the largest paediatric liver transplant program in Canada and one of the largest in North America, SickKids has performed more than 530 liver transplants over the past three decades with unsurpassed success and long-term survival in North America.

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October 7, 2016

'We're not going to compete on safety': Canadian paediatric health centres collaborate on journey to eliminating preventable harm

Over fifty representatives from paediatric health-care centres across Canada gathered at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL) for the first Canadian regional meeting of members of the Children's Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) collaborative.

September 28, 2016

First-in-Canada CLIMB program helps kids and teens take steps to holistic care for their minds and hearts

The first of its kind in Canada, the Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) program provides comprehensive mental health care for paediatric depression, while also screening for risk factors that may result in serious heart and related health problems as the patient grows up.

September 26, 2016

Empowering teens to take the reins of their health care

Transitioning to adult care can be a challenging process, as adolescents have to manage their health condition for the first time without the reliance of their parents. Oshawnie is an independent 18 year old, competent and prepared to take her health care into her own hands thanks to the Sickle Cell/Thalassemia transition clinic.

September 13, 2016

SickKids piloting new pathway for early recognition and management of sepsis

Building on the momentum created by the successful implementation of a sepsis screening tool in the Emergency Department’s triage process, focus is shifting to the inpatient units where recognizing sepsis can be more difficult.

September 12, 2016

Exposure to laundry detergent packets sending few Canadian kids to emergency rooms, new study finds

Despite the growing household presence of Single-Use Detergent Sacs (SUDS) – or laundry pods as they’re commercially known, a new study led by SickKids reveals a low number of children’s emergency room visits for exposure to the candy-coloured, potentially-poisonous packets.

July 6, 2016

Before your next trip, visit the SickKids Family Travel Clinic

You don’t have to go very far to make medical precautions part of your next journey! Meet with the team of specialists in travel-related illness at SickKids Family Travel Clinic.

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July 4, 2016

SickKids’ new Paediatrician-in-Chief weighs in on how far we’ve come and the power of integration in genetics

On July 1, Dr. Ronald Cohn stepped into his new role as Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids. He reflects on how the field has evolved, and looks ahead at the potential of individualized medicine in addressing currently untreatable paediatric conditions.

June 26, 2016

Caring Safely – our journey to eliminating preventable harm

SickKids recently celebrated the one year anniversary of Caring Safely, an ambitious patient and staff safety initiative that will have significant impact in making care better and safer across the hospital and also make the hospital an even safer place to work.

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