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New Hospital Update: Floor 3

Posted by BCCHF Communications on 3 July 2015 | 0 Comments

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Floor 3: Includes the Renal Dialysis Unit The Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU) at BC Children’s Hospital delivers care for children and youth with acute and chronic kidney problems and delivers therapies such as hemodialysis (cleansing of the blood and fluid removal...

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New Hospital Update: Floor 4

Posted by BCCHF Communications on 3 July 2015 | 2 Comments

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Floor 4: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Caregivers in BC Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit treat more than 1,100 patients a year and serve patients who need intensive care and/or observation, electronic monitoring and/or mechanical life support. When it is relocated inside...

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New Hospital Update: Floor 8

Posted by BCCHF Communications on 3 July 2015 | 1 Comments

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Floor 8: Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant Program Currently, the Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant program is housed across three separate floors at BC Children’s. In the new Teck Acute Care Centre, the program will be combined on one floor, ensuring patients are closer to...

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New Hospital Update

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 2 July 2015 | 0 Comments

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If you’ve been to BC Children’s Hospital in the last few months you will have noticed that the first few floors of the Teck Acute Care Centre are rapidly taking shape. Before construction even began, hospital administrators, caregivers and patient...

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When caregivers touch hearts

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 21 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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Many of you were touched by the story of Cody Halfpenny, a patient featured in an earlier blog post.  Cody was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries (TGA), which causes the main arteries of the...

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Celebrating Life Conference

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 8 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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Congenital heart defects are the most common congenital irregularities in children. About one in 100 newborns in Canada are affected – mostly, with no direct known cause.  Every two years, the Children’s Heart Network hosts a collaborative heart disease conference by...

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CAUSES Clinic

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 1 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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Grayson McGill and his family know firsthand the benefits of quick testing and results. Shortly after undergoing open-heart surgery to repair extensive defects, Grayson was diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a rare and potentially fatal metabolic disease that...

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A heart for Cody

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Seventeen months is a long time to wait, especially for something as important as a new heart for your child. Cody Halfpenny was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries (TGA). TGA causes the main arteries...

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Jeans Day 2015

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 27 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Want to join thousands of people from around the province and wear your jeans to show your support for BC’s kids? Simply purchase a Jeans Day™ button for $5 or a lapel pin for $20 at a participating retailer and...

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Khol - a superhero

Posted by Melissa Martz on 12 February 2015 | 6 Comments

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First published in Children's Heart Network's Heart Matters Newsletter. Written by Khol's mom, Melissa Martz When my husband and I decided to have a baby we never dreamed that our first born would have a congenital heart defect. When I went...

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