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The ultimate gift: Transforming lives through organ and tissue donation

April 24, 2017

In recognition of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Emily Ghent, a Social Worker in the Liver Transplant Program at SickKids, talks about how life-changing organ transplantation can be for her patients and their families.

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

February 13, 2018

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.

Choosing Wisely at SickKids means holding off on X-raying infant bronchiolitis cases coming to the ED

November 10, 2021

Instead of offering peace of mind, confirmatory X-rays in infant bronchiolitis cases can result in incorrect diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, according to an article by Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-In-Chief, in The BMJ.

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

July 4, 2016

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 …

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Emergency department or urgent care clinic?

December 19, 2019

We've gathered some information to help you assess whether to take your child to the emergency department or an urgent care clinic.

SickKids named a Level 3 Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital

September 18, 2019

SickKids has been recognized as a Level 3 Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital for building an organization-wide culture of reducing unnecessary tests and treatments.

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SickKids Emergency Department is open and safe

April 23, 2021

Our Emergency Department has the appropriate staffing, processes and protocols in place, including robust infection prevention and control measures, to ensure the safety of all patients, families and staff.

Celebrating our progress improving patient and staff safety: See the Caring Safely report

July 19, 2018

At SickKids, we put safety first. While this has always been true, the Caring Safely initiative that kicked off with the launch of our 2015-20 strategic directions Building Connections, Accelerating Impact, has amplified and accelerated improvements …

Twin daughter receives life-saving transplant from dad: both recovering

February 11, 2015

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, the transplant teams at SickKids and Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network collaborated on a successful father-daughter liver transplant.

SickKids experiencing COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient unit

May 20, 2021

SickKids is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 on an inpatient unit specializing in paediatric medicine and respirology.

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