Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 04:20 PM
‘I can’t wait to see my grandchildren’
CHEO answers the call for support in the vaccine rollout in across Ottawa
At 85 years young, Bobbie Desormeaux is a touch older than the children and youth CHEO staff and medical staff are used to seeing. However, thousands of senior citizens like Bobbi have been interacting with members of Team CHEO since COVID-19 vaccines started to rollout across Ottawa.
“We were counting down the days! It was so good to see the staff here get the vaccine too...
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021 12:23 PM
Black History Month takes place each February and is an opportunity to honour the legacy of Black Canadians and communities across our country. At CHEO, we will be recognizing this month by sharing a variety of resources and education opportunities for CHEO staff and medical staff, their families and our community.
Throughout the month we will be sharing resources, events and information — including a virtual Black History Month book reading for kids and parents alike! Follow us on Twitter for...
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2021 09:00 AM
From the launch of the Virtual Emergency Department — the first of its kind in Canada — to outpatient clinic visits through Zoom or drive-thru, CHEO has hit the ground running to make our services more accessible to families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of this shift, CHEO’s Autism Program recently launched “Chill and Chat”, a virtual hangout program to help teens with autism cope with the social isolation of the pandemic.
“My favourite part of the group is being able to tell...
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:19 AM
To celebrate the unusual 2020 holiday season Alex Munter, CHEO's President and CEO, shared the following message with staff:
It wouldn’t be 2020 if I didn’t end the year with a nod to the most popular communication tool of the year - a Zoom message!
Whether you celebrate Hanukah this week, or Christmas...
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2020 10:26 AM
There’s nothing our volunteers like more than bringing smiles and laughter to kids at CHEO. Our safety precautions mean that a visit to CHEO looks a little bit different these days, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be fun! Our new Heart Cart volunteers are bringing play back to CHEO visits in a safe and physically-distanced way.
The Heart Cart is a travelling cart with to-go bags of crafts, activities and books for kids to bring home. Our Heart Cart volunteers visit clinic waiting rooms to say...