New Year update from CHEO
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 09:00 AM
OTTAWA — January 17, 2023 — Last November, hospitals in Ottawa and the Champlain region expanded emergency and inpatient care of 16- and 17-year-olds to help respond to the unprecedented surge of viral illness among younger children and youth needing care at CHEO. As these pressures are now stabilizing, CHEO is again providing emergency and inpatient care to all children and youth, including all 16- and 17-year-olds.
Celebrating light, driving out darkness: a message from CHEO
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2022 09:04 AM
Ahead of Hanukkah and its reminder that light triumphs over darkness, we at CHEO are rededicating ourselves to combatting anti-Semitism in all its forms.
Too often, our Jewish neighbours are targets of hate because of their faith. While Jews make up 1% of Canada’s population, the most recent statistics show they are victims of 62% of all reported faith-based hate crimes.
We know that, sadly, Jews of all ages are disproportionately subject to acts and threats of violence, harassment, bullying...
Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday season from Team CHEO
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:06 PM
It has been a challenging start to holiday season at CHEO. The virulent spread and early arrival of influenza (flu), RSV and COVID-19 viruses this year have brought thousands of families through our doors. Starting in October, we’ve had a record number of admissions to hospital, mostly very young children who need help breathing. Providing this care has meant we have had to delay care for others. And that is difficult for everyone.
And as we head into the holiday season, Team CHEO continues to...
Viral season and you: How you can help
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 11:05 AM
Ottawa – December 12, 2022 – This coming holiday season may be more challenging than ever. Respiratory illnesses have been more severe and, as a result, we are seeing more children and youth coming through our doors at CHEO. The combination of RSV, influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses make up the vast majority of admissions.
The numbers help tell the story.
Since this September, the regional lab at CHEO has identified...
CHEO receives international certification as MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 09:54 AM
CHEO is among four Ontario hospitals with specialized childhood cancer programs to receive a first-in-Canada prestigious international certification recognizing excellent supportive care for children and youth with cancer.
CHEO, SickKids, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and McMaster Children’s Hospital, are now certified by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) as Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.