Cannabis-related emergency department visits by youth increased 5 fold in Ontario from 2003 to 2017
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2022 04:15 PM
OTTAWA, Canada – February 8, 2022 – Cannabis-related emergency department visits and subsequent hospitalizations for adolescents and young adults in Ontario have increased nearly five-fold from 2003 to 2017, according to a new study led by the CHEO Research Institute.
The study “Cannabis-related emergency department visits by youths and their outcomes in Ontario: a trend analysis” published in CMAJ Open (Canadian Medical Association Journal) highlights an important emerging public...
Priority access of Rapid Tests required for schools and childcare settings
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2022 12:56 PM
Statement from the Children’s Health Coalition
Ottawa, February 1, 2022 – As leaders in children’s health, we are pleased with the announcement that additional Rapid Access Tests (RATs) will be made available to schools and childcare settings. We urge the government to ensure that every school and childcare centre has adequate supply for its staff and children and that families be able to access supply easily before any other distribution of RATs takes...
Campaign launched to help parents get up to speed on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2022 10:00 AM
A new campaign from kids’ health-care organizations in Ontario, aimed at providing parents with the facts about COVID-19 vaccination for children aged five to 11, flips the script on a familiar family topic. Homework. Except now, it’s kids asking parents, "Have you done your homework?”
There is a lot of information out there, so Ontario’s pediatric health experts have pulled into one place the facts to help make an informed choice about COVID-19 vaccination...
CHEO celebrates 11th consecutive year as a National Capital Region Top Employer
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2022 09:34 AM
February 1, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Want to work for one of Ottawa’s best employers? Come join Team CHEO -- we have 300 vacant positions right now. You will learn first-hand why today, CHEO celebrates our 11th consecutive year of being recognized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers as a top employer in the National Capital Region
“This continuing recognition is a real tribute to CHEO's community of 4,500 staff, medical staff, researchers, learners and volunteers, and...
CHEO and Ottawa-area hospitals are here for you this weekend, as always
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2022 08:42 PM
Update: January 30, 2022
CHEO care and appointments are continuing to go ahead as scheduled this weekend and this upcoming week. CHEO remains open and is taking the necessary steps to ensure your access to our services if you need them. Please don’t delay seeking care if you feel you need it.
If you have an appointment and foresee travel difficulties, we encourage you to call your clinic on Monday morning to explore your care options. In some cases, virtual...