Care4Rare celebrates a decade of life-changing discoveries and innovations in clinical genetics
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2022 10:00 AM
November 3, 2022 – For more than a decade, the Care4Rare Canada Consortium (Care4Rare) has provided answers for families living with undiagnosed rare disease. Care4Rare is an international trailblazer in rare disease, using cutting-edge technologies to discover the underlying cause while bringing diagnostic innovations into the clinical care pathway for rare disease.
More than one-third of the estimated 1 million Canadians living with rare disease lack a genetic diagnosis, despite lengthy and...
Taking action to meet the demands of a sustained surge at CHEO
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2022 04:23 PM
Ottawa, Canada (November 2, 2022) — Like most pediatric hospitals across the country, CHEO is experiencing an unprecedented major surge. There is a significant increase in the number of young patients with acute viral respiratory infections including RSV, COVID and the seasonal flu. This means that the hospital is well beyond its capacity and wait times are, unfortunately, historically long.
To address this emergency situation, staff and leadership...
Construction begins in CHEO’s visitor Parking Lot A
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 09:44 AM
Starting Wednesday, November 2 and expected to last for 2-3 weeks, construction will be taking place in and around CHEO’s Parking Lot A. Lot A is one of two parking lots designated for patients, families, caregivers and visitors.
During this construction period, we appreciate your patience as we work to improve our facilities and your experience at CHEO. Here is what you can expect over the next couple weeks:
- Public (patients, families, caregivers and visitors) can continue to access Lot A...
Media briefing on RSV: Early viral season hitting hard — why it matters
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 05:00 PM
Ottawa, Canada — CHEO, like other pediatric hospitals, continues to be very busy with the onset of an early viral season. (See our October 7 release.)
Our Emergency Department just had its busiest September ever. Kids are coming into Emergency sicker and we are seeing a higher proportion with respiratory viral illnesses. Our inpatient medicine units (where most of the admissions from Emergency go) are consistently running at or above 120% capacity....
Investing in improved care for kids
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 11:00 AM
CHEO to open state-of-the-art ‘IR Cath and Sim’ Lab, ushering in new era of diagnostics and treatment
OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2022 – CHEO, the pediatric health and research centre in Canada’s capital, is now home to world-class technology that will enhance safety and improve access to diagnostic procedures and treatment for young patients.
The ‘IR Cath and Sim’ Lab is where CHEO experts perform interventional radiology, catheterizations, and simulations....