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We Offer the following Advisory Services

SickKids International’s expert team can assist your organization in assessing your current paediatric healthcare practice against future needs and objectives, and then work with you to develop transformative solutions that will build capacity and create a sustainable, self-sufficient healthcare model. To achieve this goal, we offer advisory services in the following areas:


Patient Care Standards

Establishing an international standard of paediatric care

At SickKids, patient care is based on a commitment to the integration of research, education, and clinical care and on an understanding that the healthcare team must work closely with patient families in order to achieve the best outcomes for children.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Assessing local healthcare needs with sensitivity to cultural values
  • Designing family-centred, inter-professional models of care
  • Developing patient care protocols and measurements that enable continued best practices

Paediatric Hospital Infrastructure

Building world-class facilities

Leading paediatric hospitals optimize the quality and efficiency of their services through a highly developed physical and electronic infrastructure. At SickKids, we strive to create an environment that serves both our patients’ medical requirements and the unique needs of each family.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Identifying local needs
  • Conducting facility design assessments
  • Developing recommendations for hospital design and for the selection and procurement of equipment and information technology
  • Establishing timelines for implementation and cost-effective protocols

Clinical Services Planning

Improving the quality and delivery of clinical programs

Effective clinical services require thoughtful planning, systematic implementation and rigorous evaluation. SickKids’ clinical programs are inter-professional and integrate research, education and clinical care to ensure innovation, quality and efficiency in the delivery of patient services.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Assessing current clinical offerings
  • Defining areas of expertise that meet the needs of the local population
  • Designing and implementing programs to address gaps in service delivery
  • Incorporating best practices to enhance clinical program management and the improvement of workflow processes

Process Improvement & Redesign

Developing frameworks for best practice

To lead, hospitals must build a culture of evidence-based decision-making, accountability and continuous process improvement. SickKids values integrated human resources planning, financial management and information management as key to an innovative and effective organization.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Conducting thorough program assessments
  • Identifying areas for improvement
  • Building a culture conducive to change, with a focus on best practices
  • Developing plans to improve process and accreditation preparedness

Research & Innovation

Developing research capabilities worldwide

Research is vital to improving health outcomes in today’s rapidly evolving health-care environment. The SickKids Research Institute has been a global leader in paediatric health research for more than five decades, contributing groundbreaking discoveries in our fundamental understanding of human biology, as well as in clinical, population and outcomes focused research.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Identifying research priorities based on a review of clinical and societal priorities
  • Developing the capacity for research through training
  • Establishing an infrastructure to support world-class research

Education & Training

Sharing knowledge and experience

As one of the largest and most advanced child-health focused academic health sciences centres in the world, SickKids understands the direct correlation between effective education and the delivery of quality health care. The SickKids Learning Institute is committed to developing innovative ways of evaluating and enhancing education delivery.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Evaluating education practices
  • Identifying opportunities for paediatric curriculum design, development and delivery
  • Improving educational effectiveness throughout an organization and across all areas of paediatric health care

Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management

Improving methods, improving outcomes

Given the complexities of today’s medical environment, programs that monitor and address the quality and safety of patient care are increasingly important. At SickKids, we specialize in measuring and improving healthcare services and managing risk in a multi-disciplinary, patient and family-focused environment.

Our expert advisory group offers the following services:

  • Assessing current quality and risk management programs
  • Developing performance indicators and quality improvement tools
  • Providing evidence-based recommendations for patient safety, incident reporting and the prevention and management of adverse events

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To help us better understand your needs, please complete and submit our Request for Information.

If you need more information about our services, please email us at sickkids.international@sickkids.ca.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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