The Hospital For Sick Children

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What are your admission/referral criteria?

Children between 0-19 years facing a life threatening/life limiting illness who have families in need of support not presently met by anyone. Or perinatal life threatening illness.

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident, and/or family?

"How can you help me?"

We can provide guidance, support, education and care around the issues of grief, death, dying and bereavement as it relates to children, families, and their communities.



By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists





Art Therapists


Bereavement Coordinators





Bereavement Support





Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor





Clinical Counsellors





Complementary Therapists


Complementary therapies

Day Program













Educational Coordinators





Grief Group Facilitator





Home Consultation Services





Home Support (Homemaking)





Inpatient consultation





Inpatient Facility (PCU)





Music Therapists






Nursing Visits





Occupational Therapists





Outpatient Clinics



Personal Support Workers





Pain & Symptom Management







Physician Visits











Quick Response / Emergency Response









Respiratory Therapists





Respite Care





Social Workers





Social Work / Counselling





Speech / Language Therapists





Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers





Spiritual / Pastoral Support


Palliative Care at SickKids is part of a continuum of care for children, youth and families facing any life threatening condition with the goal of enhancing choices, relieving suffering and ensuring the best quality of care during living, dying and grieving.