The emergency department at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) serves as the tertiary care referral centre for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. CHEO treats more than 65,000 patients per year and is the referral trauma centre for the region; over 800 cases per year require acute resuscitation, both trauma and non-trauma.
Because it is the only children's hospital within a catchment area of approximately 1.5 million people, CHEO has a unique place in serving acutely ill and injured children in the Ottawa region. CHEO is also the referral centre for parts of Northern Ontario and Nunavut.
Division of Emergency Medicine -- Clinical Programs