About Emergency Care
Welcome to CHEO’s Emergency Department Web Site. Our mission is to provide family-centered, professional emergency pediatric care which embraces teaching, research and health promotion. We have been providing emergency care to children/ youth living and visiting in the Ottawa and surrounding area since 1974.
Patient care is our main focus; however, we do provide an educational and training center for various health care professionals interested in expanding their pediatric knowledge and skills for example paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child life specialists, medical students, medical residents, and pediatric Emergency Medical Fellows. Our department is also very active in research which enables us to provide up to date emergency care. We also work very closely with Plan-it-Safe, CHEO’s Child and injury prevention centre that champions health promotion.
Over the next couple of years we will be undergoing a physical expansion and renovation of our department to better accommodate our increasing patient volume. This will set us up well for the future and will allow us to continue providing top quality emergency care to the children and youth of our community.
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