As you are aware COVID-19 is presenting new challenges each day for healthcare, and we are all part of something we have never been through before. We want to be prepared to respond when Children’s Hospital of Manitoba asks for help.
Our healthcare teams have identified two areas of greatest need right now:
1. Helping kids stay connected and entertained, the Child Life Program allows kids to enhance their life while they are in hospital for treatments. The Musical Therapy, Library, and Children's Hospital TV Programs are incredible! All of these programs provide opportunities for kids to forget where they are and immerse themselves in play. The Child Life Program also provides items like tablets, library books, and movies to help kids be kids while in the hospital.
2. Researching this disease! Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) researchers right here in Manitoba are working with national and international partners on COVID-19 to specifically look at the impact of the disease (and possible treatments) on children.