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December 15, 2020

Keeping patients home for the holidays: Innovative virtual care program brings complex ventilator support into the home

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.

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December 14, 2020

SickKids and Holland Bloorview launch COVID-19 testing sites for children with medical complexity, developmental conditions

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.

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December 11, 2020

SickKids ranks No. 1 in researcher and hospital intensity among Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals

SickKids is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals for the tenth consecutive year. This year, SickKids holds the number one spot for both researcher intensity and hospital intensity.

December 11, 2020

Nursing as a vehicle for improving child health: A SickKids-Ghana Partnership

The SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP) is helping scale up paediatric nursing education across Ghana and ultimately improving health outcomes for children.

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December 10, 2020

SickKids launches third phase of Choosing Wisely recommendations to curb unnecessary tests and treatments

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.

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December 9, 2020

Welcome to the new SickKids.ca

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

Preliminary findings shared from COVID-19 child mental health research study

70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.

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December 7, 2020

New universal masking policy in effect at SickKids

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.  

COVID-19 coronavirus molecule

December 4, 2020

SickKids experiencing COVID-19 outbreak in non-patient care area

SickKids is no longer experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among staff in the Core Lab, a clinical testing lab in the hospital.

Karen Milford wearing scrubs and a face mask, flexes her arm to reveal an artistic bicep tattoo of a brain and flowers

December 2, 2020

Sharing our knowledge and expertise worldwide: Meet Dr. Karen Milford, Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

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December 1, 2020

SickKids increasing scheduled clinical care activity

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

Our children are not okay: Health-care leaders in Ontario issue warning and express deep concern about new COVID-19 modelling data

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.

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