IWK Health Centre Complex Care Services

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/03/31 23:21



Services/activities that help to meet the objectives


Typical patient ( ie. diagnoses, age, technology)

  • Children may have multiple system issues, tracheostomy, ventilators, home TPN, feeding tubes
  • Ages range from birth to 18-20 years
  • Most often children/youth have no firm diagnosis yet have multiple system involvement

Inclusion criteria

Any combination of:

  • Multiple systems involved
  • Multiple sub-specialists involved
  • Technology support needs, tracheostomy and/or ventilator dependency
  • Life-limiting disease, multiple hospitalizations and/or emergency room visits

Exclusion criteria

Formal team exists--i.e. CF, Diabetes, Immunology, Rehabilitation

Team constituent or organizational structure

  • General pediatrician
  • Subspecialists
  • CNS
  • SW
  • nutrition
  • OT
  • PT
  • Child Life
  • SLP
  • School services
  • Continuing care (home care)
  • Nursing

Program funding

It is part of the general paediatric budget

Program evaluation

We have some assessment tools.  Am happy to share them.

Clinical research

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2015/09/03 21:10