For nearly 130 years, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has aided children in need of medical care. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children is recognized across the globe as one of world’s best pediatric hospitals, due to its staff’s dedication, state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, and innovative research programs.

While the Hospital for Sick Children treats a variety of illnesses, it specializes in several key areas such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, asthma, and juvenile diabetes. Additionally, it connects patients and their families with psychologists and social workers. Parents can remain in contact with their children, as each room contains a telephone, and computers are available free of charge.

People interested in learning more about this facility can log onto The site also contains links for individuals who want to donate money, toys, games, and other equipment to the institution.

About the Author:

A pediatric and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Gustavo Stringel trained at the Hospital for Sick Children. He also obtained experience in general surgery at the University of Toronto’s prestigious Gallie Program.