Pediatrics

Taking control of pain
Taking control of pain

A Holland Bloorview client receives Snoezelen therapy. Child life specialists at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are empowering young patients to take control of their pain and helping parents develop strategies to support their kids. The response to pain is not ...

Posted: March 25, 2014|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating
Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating

As parents, we want our children to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet, but when your child doesn’t eat his or her vegetables or more than a few selected food items – ensuring your child’s growth can become a constant ...

Posted: March 11, 2014|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

New Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System
New Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System

The Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System was developed to help clinicians identify children who are clinically deteriorating. Unfortunately, the harrowing scene of doctors and nurses running with crash carts to a child’s bedside after an ‘unexpected’ code blue is a ...


New toolkit promotes safe infant sleep among First Nations and Aboriginal families
New toolkit promotes safe infant sleep among First
Nations and Aboriginal families

A new education toolkit is available in British Columbia to help service providers discuss safe infant sleep practices with First Nations and Aboriginal families and help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the death of a ...

Posted: December 4, 2013|Patient Care, Pediatrics, Public Health|0 comments

Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be
Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be

Jeanne and one of her young students, Ashton. It’s a Saturday morning at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and volunteer Jeanne Frolick is waiting to welcome a new group of youngsters to a quiet room on the third floor, just down the ...

Posted: November 28, 2013|Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Volunteers share their talents and help kids with special needs
Volunteers share their talents and help kids with
special needs

Louise Ferrari has been a therapeutic playroom volunteer for more than 10 years. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Holland Bloorview provides programs and services to kids ...

Posted: November 25, 2013|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre
Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre

Carter Robbins, a patient at London Health Sciences Centre rings the ceremonial gong along with his superhero Iron Man after his final radiation treatment. A superhero visited the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) recently. ...

Posted: November 16, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Superhero runs across Canada for sick kids
Superhero runs across Canada for sick kids

Jamie McDonald passed through Toronto in late July stopping in at SickKids Hospital to meet with staff and patients who dressed up as their own favourite superheroes. Imagine running a marathon; 42 kilometres of sweat, exhaustion and aching joints. Now ...

Posted: November 13, 2013|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

The fun is in the waiting room
The fun is in the waiting room

ScreenPlay is a brightly-coloured, pressure-sensitive floor that allows children to create large projections on a floor-to-ceiling screen by standing, sitting and wheeling on the hundred tiles that make up the unique floor. It’s a cool blend of technology and ...


New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis
New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis

The urgent consult clinic for children and adolescents at Hotel Dieu Hospital is supported by (l-r) Nicholas Axas, Social Worker; Dr. Nasreen Roberts, Psychiatrist; and Leanne Repetti, Registered Nurse. Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s ...


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