News & Stories
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December 9, 2020
We’re thrilled to launch the refreshed www.sickkids.ca. Our new modern and easy-to-use website features many exciting features, such as an accessible and mobile-friendly design.
December 7, 2020
70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.
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 4, 2020
SickKids is no longer experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among staff in the Core Lab, a clinical testing lab in the hospital.
December 2, 2020
Dr. Karen Milford is a clinical fellow about to complete her sub-subspecialty training in urology at SickKids. Karen shared her fellowship experience with us, describing what this opportunity to learn at SickKids has meant to her.
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 17, 2020
The UT COVID-19 Biobank will provide safe, secure and standardized collection of biologic samples, such as blood and respiratory secretions, that are critical to answering a range of research questions about COVID-19 infection across the age span from children to the elderly.
November 13, 2020
SickKids is proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the sixth straight year.
November 12, 2020
A new study from researchers and clinicians at SickKids shows whole genome sequencing could provide the diagnostic answers families are seeking and open up new avenues for treatment in a shorter period of time.
November 9, 2020
Even when genetic conditions can be clearly traced to a root cause in the DNA, how those conditions present can vary. A team from the International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Brain Behavior Consortium (IBBC), led by SickKids, discovered they needed to look outside the genetic root cause of the disorder to find out why. Researchers say these findings could pave the way for targeted, individualized care.
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.