Paediatrics
Programs & Services

Paediatrics

Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital has an active, family-centered paediatric unit. We offer specialized care at an intermediate level between primary community hospitals and tertiary level centers for the North Simcoe Muskoka region.

Overview

Five community hospitals refer paediatric patients to OSMH. Outpatient programs for children include:

  • Paediatric Outpatient Clinic
  • Paediatric Oncology Clinic
  • Paediatric Diabetic Education Centre
  • Paediatric Mental Health Admission
  • Telehealth Services

We have five paediatricians on staff who act as consultants to our family physicians and provide 24-7 on-call coverage. Also, a social worker supports all of our programs, with special interest in paediatric mental health, oncology, diabetes, premature support bereavement, and support of young mothers.


Contact Us

Paediatric Department
170 Colborne Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3

705-327-9111


Oncology Clinic

In partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, the Paediatric Oncology Clinic offers day clinic services such as chemotherapy, blood level monitoring and transfusions.

OSMH is one of five official members of the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) that brings the components of the care of children with cancer closer to the family home. POGO’s satellite program is one of four programs funded by the Ministry of Health and involves paediatricians, nurses, pharmacists, and laboratory technologists. The other sites are in Sudbury, Kitchener-Waterloo, and North York.


Contact Us

Paediatric Oncology Clinic
170 Colborne Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3

705-325-2201 ext. 3635


Diabetes Education Centre

Our Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) provides individual consultation, education and follow-up for children and their families. The goal is to empower children and their families to manage a chronic illness so that the child is free of symptoms and complications in order to live a healthy, happy life.

DEC’s services include:

  • individual assessments with a diabetes nurse educator and dietitian
  • clinics with a multi-disciplinary team, including a paediatrician, nurse, social worker and dietitian
  • education sessions to ensure proper nutrition, exercise, insulin, blood glucose monitoring, hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis and ketone testing, and sick-day management
  • blood glucose monitor sales

Contact Us

Paediatric Diabetes Centre
170 Colborne Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3

705-327-9152


Therapy Services

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists provide assessment, treatment and consultation for pre-school children with developmental, neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. A mobile outreach team provides rehab services for pre-school children and their families in their homes throughout the county. Consultation is also offered to infant development workers, early intervention workers, and other caregivers.

Services include an Infant & Preschool Feeding Program to help solve the feeding problems of infant, preschool or early school-age children. Children may have sensory, physical and/or psychological problems than can seriously affect their nutritional well-being.


Contact Us

Children’s Therapy Services
170 Colborne Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3

705-325-2201 ext. 3115


Mental Health

Our Paediatric Mental Health Admission is provided as a combined assessment and professional development service with a visiting child psychiatrist and social worker from SickKids. Our team includes four paediatricians, nursing staff and, where needed, caregivers from other community children and family services agencies. This service is designed to provide a safe and structured environment to allow time for assessing a patient’s needs.


Electronic Child Health Network

The electronic Child Health Network is a system of computers that allows member hospitals, home care agencies and paediatricians in Ontario to share your child’s health information and better plan your child’s care. eCHN ensures that children receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

eCHN is the first comprehensive electronic child health network in North America. OSMH teamed up with IBM and other eCHN members: SickKids (Toronto), St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto), St. Elizabeth’s Health Care, and the Rouge Valley Health Care Centre – Centenary Site) to offer this innovative service. It has three main components:

  • Your Child’s Health, an educational website for children, parents, and anyone wanting health information for mothers, newborns, and children. Visit Your Child’s Health on the Internet.
  • PROFOR, a password-protected, online forum for health care professionals affiliated with eCHN and CHN institutions. To learn more about PROFOR and how to register please visit their site.
  • Health Data Network, a secure, confidential connection that enables health information from a child’s health record to be shared electronically. The information made available may include laboratory results, x-rays, visit information, address, and contact people.

You will be asked to sign a consent form at OSMH to give eCHN members permission to share health information about your child with each other. If you choose not to sign the consent form, your child will be cared for in the same way. However, your child’s health information will not be available electronically to other eCHN members. Your child’s health information is confidential and will remain private within eCHN. It is not available through the Internet.