CHEO delivers specialized care and treatment to critically ill, injured or surgical patients in a 10-bed pediatric intensive care unit. This unit features technologically advanced capabilities, which is essential to the monitoring and treatment of patients.
The CHEO PICU provides care to critically ill and technologically-dependent infants, children and youth in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and the Baffin Region of Nunavut. We serve a mixed medical, surgical, cardiovascular surgical and trauma population. We also provide physician coverage to the CHEO medical emergency team (called the SPOT team) and provide support to referring physicians through the extramural critical care response team service. We also provide continuous renal replacement therapy (CCRT) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.