Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 03:00 AM
On December 10, 2018, Francesca Jones had her cochlear implants activated, often referred to as being ‘turned-on’, allowing her to truly hear for the first time. The moment the first implant was activated, it was apparent she could hear her parents talking to her. Her mother, Julia Tirabasso, said “Ciao Francesca!” and Francesca looked right into her eyes and smiled.
Francesca is the second youngest infant to receive cochlear implants — electronic...
Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018 09:00 AM
November 22, 2018 — Ottawa, ON — Today CHEO is running a simulation in our Emergency Department to give Trauma Team staff the opportunity to practice and be prepared for something that doesn’t happen very often. The simulations are as realistic as possible to provide our staff and students with the best possible teaching opportunity, including today’s participation of the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
Our Emergency Department runs simulations five to seven times...
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 09:00 AM
November 16, 2018 — Ottawa — CHEO was recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation agency, for its outstanding work to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care.
CHEO was one of only three hospitals given the Provincial Routine Notification Rate Award for achieving a 100 per cent routine notification rate throughout 2017–18. Routine notification is the rate at which hospitals...
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 09:30 AM
October 17, 2018 — Ottawa — In anticipation of today’s legalization of cannabis in Canada, CHEO has developed policies and guidance about the recreational and medicinal use of cannabis in children and youth at CHEO.
CHEO is committed to protecting children and youth from potential harms associated with cannabis use, while also recognizing the need to address its medicinal role.
In accordance with Canadian law, the possession of recreational cannabis...
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 09:00 AM
Oct. 16, 2018 — Ottawa — Families often have many questions and concerns when bringing a child to a hospital. Those questions have been reduced by one when they visit CHEO’s plastic surgery clinic. Now they can see real-time predicted wait times based on what is actually happening in the clinic at that moment.
“We have a screen that shows how long someone can expect to wait before going to an examination room, as well as how long they can expect their...