CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS ARE DIFFERENT BECAUSE KIDS ARE DIFFERENT

CHILDREN'S NEEDS:

KIDS AREN’T MINI-ADULTS

They start small, and they grow and change. Adult blood pressure monitors aren’t right for children’s hospitals. Kids need more complex surgical tools.

KIDS NEED FAMILY

Everyone needs support when they’re in hospital. But children, especially younger kids, need parents right there. We need to create accommodation for mom and dad.

ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT ALL

‘Children’ are everyone from a preemie not much bigger than your hand to an obese teen. We need the right-sized equipment for all. Adult hospitals need one size of intubator. We need 13.

CARE FOR THE WHOLE CHILD

Childhood is precious. We need to sustain kids’ minds, bodies, and spirits. We do this through Child Life programs like therapeutic clowning, arts and crafts, and music therapy.

NEED FOR SPEED

Children have a faster metabolism, so infections can take hold faster. Quick diagnosis and treatment are needed to save young lives.

CHILDREN'S MEDICATIONS

Medications that work in adults often either don’t work in children, or aren’t safe. Hormones can make medicines that work for adults not work in teens.

ABOUT US

We're Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations.

We represent 13 of Canada's children's hospitals – the hospitals which tackle the greatest challenges and see the most critical cases. Through collaboration, we ensure all Canadian children have access to the very best care. Thanks to our donors, children's hospital foundations are the largest single non-government funder of children's health in Canada.

And we need your help to fund the different needs of children's hospitals.

Amrita - Genetics Patient at SickKids Hopsital Amrita,
genetics patient