Advancing care

At Holland Bloorview our vision is to create a world of possibility for kids with disabilities. We pioneer treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life. Our commitment to high quality, safe and effective care is the cornerstone of serving clients and families.

We are proud to partner with clients and families to ensure excellence in care. Our kids and youth show us that so much is possible and we are inspired every day by their goals and achievements. We consistently strive to exceed expectations to help our clients reach their full potential.

Interprofessional brain injury care recognized

Holland Bloorview’s brain injury rehabilitation team received an award for being an outstanding role model for collaboration. The University of Toronto award recognizes interprofessional collaboration and partnership with clients and families.

 

Creating the best of nursing

To support safe, high quality and evidence-based care, our nursing team created Holland Bloorview’s first “Best of Nursing” vision and strategy to drive innovation in nursing practice and foster the best possible environment for health and healing.

New pain program helps kids take charge

The Get Up and Go program offers a four week rehabilitation program for youth between 12 and 18 years with persistent pain. In partnership with SickKids, we have developed Canada’s first intensive multidisciplinary pain clinic for teens. Kids in the program report increased self-confidence, ability to cope and manage stress, independence and physical activity, and participation in school and recreation.

Raising our commitment to compassionate care

Holland Bloorview is the first hospital to bring Schwartz Center Rounds® to Canada. Schwartz Center Rounds® promote empathy by offering a safe and confidential environment for clinicians to have conversations about the social and emotional aspects of providing care. Throughout the duration of our first five rounds, parents told us our clinicians showed a significant increase in understanding their situation and sharing in their experience.

 
“Schwartz Rounds reminds me to take a minute to walk in the shoes of patients and families.” 
Clinician

Our concussion centre helped kids get back to what they need, want and love to do

Informed by experts in youth concussion from the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Concussion Centre, the Concussion handbook is designed to help with concussion management and recovery.

 

Sharing knowledge

Holland Bloorview's Teaching and Learning Institute plays a vital role in ensuring excellence in pediatric care. At our core is teaching others; we believe that it is the sharing and exchange of knowledge that develops and empowers Holland Bloorview to achieve excellence in caring for our kids.

Research

Holland Bloorview's Research Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities through client and family-centred rehabilitation research. We partner with clients and families to create a world of possibility through eleven research centres and labs to help kids meet their goals.

Partnering

The unique wants, needs and preferences of clients and families are reflected in all that we do. We value the contributions of clients and families as advisors, mentors, teachers and partners in care and research.

Advancing care

We are proud to partner with clients and families to ensure excellence in care. Our kids and youth show us that so much is possible and we are inspired every day by their goals and achievements. We consistently strive to exceed expectations to help our clients reach their full potential.