Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 02:33 PM
Ottawa – May 4, 2023 – Continually aiming to remove barriers for children and youth, as well as families, visitors and staff of all abilities, CHEO is proud to open a new universal washroom at its main building on Smyth Road. Located on Level 1, a few feet away from the elevators, this 150-square-foot washroom was built to be accessible to individuals with mobility devices. It is also gender inclusive and was designed to provide ample space for everyone.
This new space is in response to feedback...
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 09:00 AM
On this, National Physicians’ Day, we want to take a moment to celebrate, thank and recognize all of CHEO’s inspiring medical staff, as well as all the other physicians who we partner with in providing care to the children and youth we serve.
This past year was like no other as we saw unprecedented volumes and severity of illness in patients requiring our care and support. Our medical staff and partner physicians all stepped up and worked together in new ways, taking on jobs outside their...
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:55 AM
The newly discovered gene variant could contribute to high rates of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Inuit populations
OTTAWA, Canada – May 1, 2023 – Researchers at the CHEO Research Institute and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a previously unidentified gene variant that causes Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD), which is present in Inuit populations in both Nunavut and Nunavik. This novel gene variant may play an important role in recurrent...
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 09:56 AM
OTTAWA, April 18, 2023 – In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Health, CHEO President and CEO, Alex Munter voices CHEO's support for the government's proactive approach to regulate marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to children and youth.
"Parents deserve to have the government on their side," the letter says. "We know that a parental 'no' is not enough to counterbalance billions of dollars of sophisticated marketing directed at children."
Recent studies have shown...
Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 12:08 PM
Wednesday’s ice storm caused widespread damage and disruption. Our thoughts are with everyone affected directly and indirectly.
As an essential service, CHEO remains open. We know people count on us and Team CHEO is doing its very best to serve young people and their families during this time. If you can’t make it to a planned appointment, don’t worry. Just let your clinic/provider know and we will rebook it as soon as possible.
If you are coming to CHEO for care, work, learning or volunteering,...