CHEO launches recruitment campaign to further diversify its Autism Family Advisory Committee
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:53 AM
Ottawa — Monday September 21, 2020 — Including the voice of families is at the centre of everything we do. Today, CHEO launched a recruitment campaign to expand its Autism Family Advisory Committee (AFAC) — a diverse group of parents and caregivers whose lived experience informs decision-making for CHEO’s autism services.
"CHEO has been a beacon of light and support for our family as we’ve navigated the early years of an autism...
Chickenpox outbreak at CHEO declared over
Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020 05:00 PM
A reminder to keep up-to-date with children’s immunizations
Ottawa — September 17, 2020 — Today, Ottawa Public Health and CHEO declared an end to the chickenpox outbreak which was limited to 4 East, an inpatient pediatric medicine unit at CHEO.
“This small outbreak was a clear reminder for everyone to ensure their children’s vaccinations are up-to-date,” said Dr. Nisha Thampi, a pediatric infectious diseases physician and the medical director of the Infection Protection and Control Program at CHEO.
Statement on testing from Champlain COVID-19 Response Committee
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 05:12 PM
— Statement by Dr. Alan Forster, Testing Strategy Lead for the Champlain COVID-19 Response Committee and Vice-President of Innovation and Quality at The Ottawa Hospital, from Sept. 15 media conference hosted by Ottawa Public Health —
I’d like to begin by telling you what is being done to increase the region’s testing capacity. We know people are frustrated by the long lines and we hear you. None of us want this. Believe me.
These waits tell us that, with the COVID-19 surge we’re seeing now, the expansion...
Joint statement on COVID-19 testing from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO and Ottawa Public Health
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020 04:56 PM
OTTAWA—There have been record-setting volumes at the Brewer Assessment Centre in recent days.
We knew that with kids returning to school we would see these volumes. To prepare, we have tripled staffing in the last month for testing children and youth at the centre. More are being trained and still more are being hired.
Additional staff are being trained to extend hours of operation at the Brewer Assessment Centre by 4 hours/day, to 12 hours of operation 7 days/week. The hours for the drive-through...
Kids Comes First Health Team offers virtual backpack with back-to-school resources
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020 11:13 AM
Sep. 11, 2020 — OTTAWA — The Kids Come First Health Team is coming together to support kids, parents, school boards, teachers and other health-care professionals with their questions and concerns about returning to school during COVID-19. These resources are now in a single location to make it easy for everyone to find the information they need.
Back-to-school season is always an anxious time, but this year is having a particularly profound effect on families. Over the summer, the Kids Come...