CHEO School to resume in-person learning on Thursday, January 7
Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2021 10:22 AM
To meet the needs of students with special needs, schools like the CHEO School — that provide vital health-care services as part of a child’s school day — will resume in-person learning starting Thursday, January 7. The CHEO School provides supports including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology as part of our student’s school day — these supports are essential for their life-long development and while some of these services can...
Partial CHEO holiday slowdown December 24 to January 3
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:51 AM
CHEO's partial holiday slowdown is separate from the province-wide lockdown recently announced by the Government of Ontario. During the lockdown from December 26 until January 21 in the south of Ontario, hospitals, mental health and addictions counselling, and home-care services for children with disabilities, among others, will continue to operate as planned.
CHEO will not be cancelling clinic appointments or scheduled procedures and surgeries as a result of the provincial lockdown. The CHEO School...
CHEO’s Chief Pharmacist joins Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine task force
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2020 10:04 AM
December 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) —Today, the Ontario government named CHEO’s Chief Pharmacist, Dr. Régis Vaillancourt, to the newly established Ministers' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force — a handpicked group of experts who will advise the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario.
"I want to see as many people get vaccinated as possible because vaccines save lives,” said Dr. Régis Vaillancourt, CHEO’s Chief...
First baby in Canada identified with SMA using newborn screening
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 12:00 PM
First baby in Canada identified with SMA using newborn screening: given early treatment, ‘loves to move’
Dec. 2, 2020—OTTAWA— When Newborn Screening Ontario diagnosed spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Aidan Deschamps’ bloodspot, he became the first baby in Canada identified with the genetic, neuromuscular condition through a provincial newborn screening program.
Just six days before his birth, Newborn Screening Ontario (based at CHEO) started...
CHEO welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 11:08 AM
CHEO welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: Karen Green, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr. Ahmed Nasr
Autumn 2020 – Ottawa, ON – After much interest from community members far and wide, CHEO has selected three new members for its Board of Directors. Meet Karen Green, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr. Ahmed Nasr who now serve as important decision-makers in support of CHEO’s vision, mission and values.Karen Green
Karen Green, from Tyendinga Mohawk Territory, is a lawyer who has spent her...