Celebrating the Remarkable Resilience of our Partners
The new Children’s Heart Centre will significantly improve our ability to diagnose cardiac conditions in babies before they are born. With that information, planning can be in place to optimize these babies’ chances of having a good outcome.
With this progress we’re starting to see in virtual care, I can envision a future where our health care system will be forever changed—in ways benefitting more families from all corners of the province.
Virtual care has been great. Through online consultation, the therapists are giving us the tools we need to continue care at home. We are so grateful.
In Katie’s short lifetime she has been touched by donors at every turn. When you see how well she’s doing today, it drives home how grateful we are for their support.
[The COVID-19 pandemic has] posed a lot of challenges to us; we’ve had to change a lot of the ways that we do things. But our community needs us and we’ve dedicated ourselves to create that environment in order to meet their needs.
Partner support helps children’s hospitals meaningfully enhance the treatment and care they deliver today – from creating child-friendly environments to providing advanced equipment that makes pediatric surgeries less invasive. You also help to fuel research and innovation to drive tomorrow’s breakthroughs, delivering brighter outcomes to more young patients and their families.
*The above decreases can be attributed to elective surgery cancellations and people’s reluctance to visit hospitals in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research is being conducted to ensure kids get the right care in the right place at the right time, be it in-person (at hospitals) or virtually.
Our partners’ support allows us to invest in research and innovation, which will provide hope and new treatments for the future.
Our partners’ support allows us to ensure our physical spaces match our standards of care.
Together we achieve national impact – one community at a time. Every dollar our partners raise in their communities stays right where it belongs: supporting sick and injured kids through their local children’s hospital. These community efforts combine to make an enormous difference across the country, strengthening Canada’s entire network of pediatric hospitals.
Revolutionizing treatment and care through research
Our partners’ support allows our children’s hospitals to invest in research and innovation such as clinical trials and other research initiatives. Some were initiated rapidly to study the effects of COVID-19 on children. Many others focused on treatments and cures that will continue delivering benefit long after the current public health crisis has passed.
Right care, right place, right time
From training frontline staff to sharing innovative delivery models, support from our partners and donors help Canada’s children’s hospitals expand access to timely, effective care across the country. This year, partner and donor support helped us quickly adapt to the pandemic, reconfiguring our physical spaces, scaling up virtual care, and collaborating in new ways.
Creating healing environments
Children have better health outcomes when they are treated in child-friendly environments that are also tailored to give families dignity and privacy. In 2020, partner and donor support helped children’s hospitals adjust processes and facilities to keep everyone safe during the pandemic and beyond. Your support also helped us keep moving toward important long-term goals, such as the opening of a new Children’s Heart Centre in Manitoba.
We’re here for kids because they need all of us. Thank you.