Posted on Monday, January 24, 2022 01:45 PM
OTTAWA, Canada – January 24, 2022 – A study led by CHEO researcher Dr. Tom Kovesi documenting indoor air quality and housing characteristics in four isolated First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario found frequent rates of respiratory infections in children under three years of age and that high rates of wheezing in this age group was related to poor housing conditions. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Researchers documented the extent to which many...
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:00 PM
OTTAWA — Amid the increased pressures of the pandemic, CHEO is adding resources to five popular programs that provide out-of-home respite and in-home care — as a way to support families of children and youth with developmental disabilities and medical complexity.
Starting this weekend, CHEO’s expert staff are being redeployed to provide in-person programs and services to children and youth, while allowing families a bit of recharge time. CHEO is also working with its home-care partners...
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 03:59 PM
Statement from the Children's Health Coalition
TORONTO, OTTAWA — January 12, 2022 – As leaders in children’s health, we support the decision to return Ontario children to in-person learning on January 17. We know the best place for kids is in the classroom and we all have a role to play to manage risk while maintaining focus on their mental, physical and developmental wellbeing.
We want to extend our sincere gratitude to teachers, ECEs...
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 01:26 PM
Update: second doses for 5-11 year olds
We know many of you are keen to get your child their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to help keep them safe—we have good news — your 5-11 year old can now get their second dose at CHEO! If your child received their first does at CHEO already, you can expect to receive a call from our vaccine team in the coming days to discuss your second dose. We are calling families in the order in which you received your vaccination, so rest assured we will be in...
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 04:30 PM
January 18: this outbreak is now over.
CHEO is currently experiencing its second outbreak of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
While an outbreak may sound scary to some, let us help by explaining a bit more about what it means. CHEO’s Infection Prevention and Control program, in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health, declares an outbreak when people (patients, caregivers, staff, and medical staff) on the same unit test positive...