Helping senior citizens opened a new chapter in CHEO’s story
Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 10:23 AM
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in March, CHEO was already planning and mobilizing to respond to this new, unknown threat to the health of Canadians. Although we planned for all kinds of possibilities, we did not imagine part of our response would be for staff to leave the hospital and care for some of Ottawa’s oldest residents, rather than the youngest.
Strider Armstrong is a CHEO respiratory therapist, accustomed to helping medically fragile babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...
Nancy and Keith McGruer benefit children and youth with hearing impairment
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:09 AM
Nancy and Keith McGruer
Nancy and Keith McGruer’s kindness and ingenuity created something amazing for children and youth in the Audiology and Emergency Departments at CHEO — masks with clear plastic windows, so that kids who are deaf or hard of hearing can still read lips.
When the urgent need for masks became apparent, Nancy and Keith started out sewing comfortable, three-layer, impermeable masks for personal support workers in Ottawa. After making masks for their children and grandchildren...
Celebrating CHEO’s 46th birthday
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2020 03:40 PM
Today - May 17 - is CHEO’s 46th birthday! To help us virtually celebrate, we asked you to send us a photo of your COVID-19 baking or birthday decorations using #CHEObirthday! Here are some of your great creations:
We loved seeing your fun photos! We hope you had a great time baking and eating these treats, and putting up decorations....
Thank you, nurses!
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 01:32 PM
This week (May 11-17) is National Nursing Week. It is a time to celebrate and thank the amazing nurses throughout CHEO who help children and youth live their best lives. Here are a few of the many great nurses who care for kids in CHEO's ambulatory care clinics:Photo Gallery: Nursing week 2020 will appear here on the public site. More information We're also celebrating Year of the Nurse and Midwife! Learn more about some of CHEO's inspiring nurses.
Virtual care is helping to fill the gap!
Posted on Monday, May 04, 2020 10:31 AM
Thanks to new virtual care options at CHEO, Karen Perreault, Nurse Practitioner, who mostly cares for children and youth with sleep-disordered breathing, is able to deliver what matters to families — keeping their scheduled appointments. Karen is now back to consulting with 50 children and youth per week, the same number she was seeing before the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I generally have my first visit with kids and families on CHEO’s new secure Zoom application,” Karen says. “This really helps because...