Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Update: February 3, 2022
We are no longer able to offer the temporarily increased amount of out-of-home respite care. As directed by the province, CHEO is returning to its regular level of service, which means the redeployed staff who were offering the additional out-of-home respite are now returning to their regular duties.
OTTAWA — Amid the increased pressures of the pandemic, CHEO is adding resources to five popular programs that provide out-of-home respite and in-home care — as a way to support...
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 03:59 PM
Statement from the Children's Health Coalition
TORONTO, OTTAWA — January 12, 2022 – As leaders in children’s health, we support the decision to return Ontario children to in-person learning on January 17. We know the best place for kids is in the classroom and we all have a role to play to manage risk while maintaining focus on their mental, physical and developmental wellbeing.
We want to extend our sincere gratitude to teachers, ECEs...
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 01:26 PM
Update: second doses for 5-11 year olds
We know many of you are keen to get your child their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to help keep them safe—we have good news — your 5-11 year old can now get their second dose at CHEO! If your child received their first does at CHEO already, you can expect to receive a call from our vaccine team in the coming days to discuss your second dose. We are calling families in the order in which you received your vaccination, so rest assured we will be in...
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 04:30 PM
January 18: this outbreak is now over.
CHEO is currently experiencing its second outbreak of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
While an outbreak may sound scary to some, let us help by explaining a bit more about what it means. CHEO’s Infection Prevention and Control program, in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health, declares an outbreak when people (patients, caregivers, staff, and medical staff) on the same unit test positive...
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 03:55 PM
Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston — January 5, 2022 — CHEO, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), McMaster Children’s Hospital and Kingston Health Sciences Centre are encouraging anyone who is pregnant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the protection of their baby, as well as themselves. With the rise of Omicron, hospitals are starting to see a disturbing, potential new trend — admissions of infants with COVID-19.