Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 04:42 PM
On May 14, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that hospitals can begin offering scheduled surgeries and procedures, and non-urgent in-person clinical services when they meet the province’s criteria to do so safely.
We are very glad to hear this news.
All areas across CHEO are, and have been, hard at work putting the safety plans in place that will allow us to meet the province’s requirements for resuming some of our services. What Doug Ford’s...
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 02:33 PM
This message is on behalf of hospitals in the Champlain region.
Champlain Region, May 15, 2020 – Health-care teams in the Champlain region have successfully tested residents in all 60 local long-term care homes ahead of the provincial government’s May 15 deadline.
Over the last three weeks more than 7,000 residents and 8,000 staff have been tested by teams comprised of hospital staff, public health, and paramedics.
Long-term care homes are the frontline of Ontario’s fight against COVID-19, and...
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 09:16 AM
Ottawa, May 7, 2020 — Families with a child or teenager with autism and other special needs have made a plea for extra help during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the side of families, CHEO has launched emergency respite services to deliver what these families want – extra support. These measures will be in place until early summer and then will be reevaluated.
Respite in this case is defined as care delivered by CHEO clinicians, in the place of family caregivers so they can have a temporary break from...
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 10:05 AM
Ottawa, May 5, 2020 — Six partners of the Kids Come First Health Team are taking quick action to keep kids safe and provide home care to families who need it most. These are temporary but necessary emergency measures required in response to COVID-19.
CHEO and Roger Neilson House are trialing home-based respite services for the first time, including palliative care nursing services and care assessments, as well as in-home companionship to families with children who have medically complex needs. Some...
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 09:50 AM
May 5, 2020 — Today, on World Hand Hygiene Day, a handwashing song created by Dr. Nisha Thampi, an infectious disease physician at CHEO, is featured in a cartoon series for kids called Spike and Toody and has now been translated into 27 different languages, reaching half of the world’s population in their native language.
“I never expected this response when I first wrote this song last year,” said Dr. Nisha Thampi, a pediatric infectious diseases physician and the medical director of...