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Patient transfers from SickKids skyrocket amid pediatric respiratory crunch
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Patient transfers from SickKids skyrocket amid pediatric respiratory crunch

Toronto’s SickKids hospital is reporting a significant increase in the number of pediatric patients being transferred out of its beds as Ontario struggles with a wave of sick children. As a result of the recent viral surge, an average of between two and eight children per day are being transferred out of the Toronto hospital specializing in pediatric care and into beds at local hospitals around the province.In the midst of a surge in hospitalized children, transfers out of SickKids are now taking place daily, a far higher frequency than normal periods, when generally one or two transfers take place every week.Julia Orkin, a pediatrician and medical officer for integrated community partnerships at SickKids, told Global News that in non-surge times an average of one to two patients ...