What to expect if you need to come to CHEO
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2020 04:20 PM
This post was written by Ross Brown and originally shared on his blog The Brown Knowser. It has been reproduced here with his permission. Thank you Ross!
This post is mostly directed to those of you who live in Ottawa with young kids. I hope that this situation applies to other cities.
With our city in Stage 2 of the COVID-19 lockdown, I am more stressed than ever when I'm out in public. I see so many people in stores who are not wearing protective masks and lots of people who do...
Providing respite to isolated families
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 11:34 AM
Linda and Chloé
Claire and Chloé
Early on, given the possibility of a pandemic on the horizon, CHEO started planning to care for children and youth who might become infected with the COVID-19 virus. By March, when the pandemic arrived and many services were forced to temporarily close, CHEO shifted focus to providing new services to families affected by the virus. Families like Linda Tabet’s.
“Chloé is prone to lung infections. For her, even a common cold may require...
Meet Nursing Hero Helen Yoxon
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2020 12:36 PM
Congratulations to Helen Yoxon, second place winner of the 15th Annual Nursing Hero award presented by Hospital News!
Helen's dedication and hard work during the COVID-19 Pandemic is showcased in this excerpt. See the full nomination on the Hospital News website.
Nursing heroes: are they born or are they made? Perhaps nursing heroes show up just when you need them the most.
It was late April 2020 when reports began surfacing of the dire situation in the city within long term care facilities...
CHEO celebrates the Class of 2020
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 02:43 PM
Every year at the end of June, we have the absolute joy of celebrating the amazing little graduates from the CHEO School and Preschool – often taking the form of a fashion show or other unique ceremony. But, just like for all graduating kids and teens across the world, this particular school year has ended very differently. Thanks to the creativity of our school staff, we found a new, safe, pandemic-friendly way to celebrate our Class of 2020 and we think it was just as special!
Keeping public health...
Virtual family-centred rounds are taking off at CHEO
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 02:57 PM
If you have never been part of family-centred rounds in a hospital, you have probably seen an example on a television show — a group of staff and medical staff move from room to room, patient to patient, discussing each child’s care plan. For decades, this is the way family-centred rounds have been done in hospitals all over the world. But now, CHEO is doing it differently.
“With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, minimizing close personal contact became a priority safety...