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Follow-up care of minor wrist fractures may be handled by primary care physicians, study shows

January 15, 2016

A study led by SickKids examined 180 children with a type of wrist fracture called a "distal forearm buckle fracture" that were treated with a removable splint and then referred to their primary care physician for reassessment.

Autism Awareness Month: SickKids improves care for kids with autism

October 25, 2016

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.

Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity

October 1, 2020

The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is warning the public of the dangers of mushroom foraging after observing an increase in these calls, including instances where individuals had to be hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms.

This is a picture of a mushroom in grass.

Barcodes added to patient ID bands to enhance patient safety

May 23, 2018

At SickKids, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance and improve the patient experience. We are committed to making care better and safer across the hospital. One of the ways we are improving patient safety is by implementing new patient ID …

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New paediatric virtual urgent care program offers children and families digital front door to care

April 14, 2021

SickKids’ new virtual urgent care program aims to help children and families determine what type of care is needed.

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

April 11, 2018

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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SickKids – UHN collaboration results in life-saving transplant

March 23, 2015

At the beginning of March, three-year-old Phuoc Wagner returned home to her twin sister Binh and seven other siblings, after a successful living donor liver transplant – the liver donated by her father Michael Wagner of Kingston, Ontario.

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Together, we are standing up to Cancer

February 4, 2016

On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and …

SickKids, PAHO and St. Jude join forces with local leaders to improve childhood cancer survival in the Caribbean

February 21, 2020

Paediatric cancer experts and health authorities are calling for stepped-up action to improve the survival rate for children suffering from cancer in the Caribbean.

Kids Health Alliance appoints interim executive director, Larissa Smit

September 13, 2019

Kids Health Alliance (KHA), founded by SickKids, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and CHEO, today announced Larissa Smit as the interim executive director. KHA is a non-profit collaborative network focused on creating better outcomes …

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