The Montreal Children’s Hospital Child Development Program offers whole patient- and family-centred care within the context of development and behaviour. Child development is a discipline that looks at the emergence of skills and the acquisition of abilities, such as milestones and language and motor development, from the time of infancy into preschool years and beyond.
The MCH Outreach program works at promoting the creation of a seamless, comprehensive network of integrated care by supporting current and new partnerships between care providers.
Day surgery or ambulatory surgery means that your child will be safely discharged from the hospital and allowed to go home on the same day that they have a surgical or interventional procedure under general anesthesia. For some patients, day surgery is the point of entry to the hospital, even if the child is admitted to the hospital only after the procedure.
The Surgical Day Centre (SDC) team prepares patients and families for the surgical experience, and provides post-surgical care and assessment. The service includes physical assessment of your child, required consultation, appropriate laboratory work-up and psychological preparation for what to expect on the day of surgery.
Brain, Development and Behaviour (BDB) is an integrated clinical network providing assessment and consultative services for children 0-18 years old with complex developmental disabilities requiring a multidisciplinary approach, including but not exhaustively: