Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 01:16 PM
Summer 2021 – Ottawa, ON – After much interest from community members far and wide, CHEO has selected Justin Ferrabee as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Ferrabee will join the rest of CHEO’s board members as an important decision-maker supporting CHEO’s vision, mission and values.
Justin Ferrabee is an experienced entrepreneur, having co-founded several businesses, including Fieldless Farms (which grows produce indoors in Ontario) and Ollie Quinn (an in-store and online glasses/sunglasses...
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:12 AM
Surveillance testing underway to better understand the surge
August 23, 2021 – OTTAWA, ON – CHEO, the only pediatric health and research centre in the region, is seeing a surge in the number of school-age children coming to its Emergency Department (ED) with respiratory illness. Recently, CHEO warned families to be prepared to wait in ‘unusual places’ so the hospital can maintain its safe distance precautions.
“We’re open 24-7 for urgent care and keeping families safe while onsite is...
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021 03:35 PM
Children’s hospitals aim to help protect majority of patients who are not currently eligible for vaccination
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), CHEO and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) are uniting to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandate policies for staff, volunteers, learners and contractors. Their policies go beyond the Ontario government directive requiring that all health-care workers in the province get...
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 02:13 PM
TORONTO, August 17, 2021 – The Children’s Health Coalition appreciates the minimum standard policy outlined today by the Chief Medical Officer of Health regarding vaccination of some healthcare workers and plans for policies for education and other children’s sectors. It’s critical to protect children in all settings by ensuring vaccination of adults in their ecosystem – whether that’s in the community, in schools and in healthcare and social service settings.
We look forward to reviewing the...
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 11:07 AM
August 12, 2021, Ottawa, ON, Health Canada
Indigenous children in Canada face inequities in accessing health services, including mental health and wellness resources, and the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened these gaps. The Government of Canada is working with partners to address the unique health needs of Indigenous children and ensure they have access to culturally appropriate mental health services, when and where they need them.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $2...