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Every child is capable of great things when they have the chance for a healthy life
Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre is a world-class hospital that annually treats more than 49,000 of the most medically complex and critically ill patients from across Western and Northern Ontario.
Children’s Health Foundation strengthens and transforms the health care experience by raising much needed funds for cutting edge care, equipment, programs, and research ensuring that children and their families receive the best possible care and the most possible hope when faced with a life-threatening or life-limiting diagnosis. We are proud to support ground-breaking research and cutting-edge care and rehabilitation. The impact of our donors’ generosity is felt throughout Southwestern Ontario and parts of Northern Ontario.
Enabling revolutionary care and treatment
Children’s Health Foundation strengthens and transforms the health care experience – by funding equipment, programs, and research – that ensure better childhoods for kids facing serious health issues and hope, relief, and support for those who love them. By supporting Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, donors enable cutting-edge care, rehabilitation and research that ensures the best care and the most hope for children and their loved ones who are experiencing a life-threatening or life-limiting diagnosis. This respected regional charity impacts more than 49,000 children each year, across the Southwestern Ontario region, from Windsor to London and Kitchener-Waterloo, and parts of Northwestern Ontario as far north as Thunder Bay.
Did you know:
Children’s Hospital, LHSC was the first hospital in Ontario to have a Paediatric Neonatal Transport Team equipped to serve patients 0 to 18 years old. The hospital was also the first hospital to use artificial lung surfactant for premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome.
Specialized treatment in Ontario
Children’s Hospital, LHSC is one of two Regional Paediatric Epilepsy Surgical Centres in Ontario, and its program was the first in the province to perform a robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure on a paediatric patient. The Paediatric Epilepsy Program diagnoses and manages approximately 300 patients a year.
A new paediatric sleep lab close to home
Chlidren’s Hospital is in the process of developing a paediatric sleep lab. To date, all of the equipment has been installed, purchased in part by generous donors. In the coming months, the hospital will be hiring and training staff and begin utilizing the lab to monitor sleep patterns of patients. The Children’s Hospital sleep lab will be the third in the province there are currently labs at SickKids in Toronto and CHEO in Ottawa. A sleep lab in London will allow families to stay close to home and reduce wait times for all hospitals.
The new sleep lab will protect the mental and physical health of more than 350 children and teens annually who are potentially struggling with sleep issues. It will also take some pressure off the other centres that are handling an increasing number of requests for services.
Research shows that undiagnosed sleep issues can result in mental health and behavioral issues, hyperactivity and inattention, decreased academic performance, heart concerns, and even death.
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We’re driven to save and improve young lives. But we can’t do it alone.
About Children’s Health Foundation
Children’s Health Foundation is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, Thames Valley Children’s Centre and Children’s Health Research Institute. Since 1922, funds raised have helped deliver exceptional care and support for children and their families by providing specialized paediatric care, equipment, education programs, therapy, rehabilitation services and research.