The COVID-19 crisis is making life even more stressful for families in hospital whose children may already be more vulnerable to the virus – including babies and young patients with complex or serious underlying medical conditions. New infection prevention measures are keeping children isolated in their rooms, with only one parent allowed to stay at a time.
You can support their emotional and mental well-being with enhanced child life programs to distract, entertain and enable creative expression. You can also contribute toward practical financial support for transportation, meals and specialized medical equipment to help families struggling with the economic fall-out of the pandemic.
Beyond clinical care, scientists at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute are responding in force to combat COVID-19. Community donations are gratefully accepted help support crucial studies already underway to better understand, predict, prevent and treat the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus.