Complex Care

Drs. Manon Allard, Catherine Millar, Catherine Henin, Anne-Marie Sbrocchi and Hema Patel.

Our Administrative professionals: Natalie Ross, Karen Wightman, Daphnay Mondelus,  Nancy Di iorio, and Rosanna Barrafato. 

Our Allied Health professionals: Anna Lachance, Judith Le Gallais, Chantal Champoux,  Vanessa Blagrave, and Marion Hahn.

Nathalie Aubin, Assistant Head Nurse, Nadia Eldaoud, Clinical Manager, Pediatric Day Hospital Services and Ambulatory Services, and Isabelle St-Sauveur, Nurse in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Nursing team, top row: Annabelle Giroux, Annie Chaput, Sylvie Canizares, Isabelle St-Sauveur, and Eloisa Binder. Bottom row: Tania Lafleche, Nadia Eldaoud, Geraldine Schaack, Catherine Sabourin, Clelia Coccia, and Nathalie Aubin.

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Who we are

The Complex Care Service at the Montreal Children’s Hospital helps many patients and families who are dealing with a variety of complex medical conditions that require care coordination. Our diverse team of health professionals works together to ensure a quicker, smoother transition from hospital to home, and provide the necessary support to allow a child with complex medical needs to remain at home.

Our service aims to improve the quality of life for children with complex medical conditions by:

  • Maintaining and encouraging child/family independence;
  • Minimizing the impact of intensive home care on the child and family;
  • Encouraging the growth and development of every child;
  • Reducing unscheduled hospitalizations and emergency visits;
  • Effectively coordinating the needs of the child and family with home, community and hospital services.



Our team

Staff members:


Programs and services

Our patients are separated into the following 10 programs, based on their primary diagnosis:

  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Home parenteral nutrition (IV nutrition)
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia or BPD (chronic lung disorder)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Immune deficiency (inability to fight off infections)
  • Tracheostomy and home ventilation (breathing machines)
  • Long-term intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Thalassemia (blood disorder)
  • Coagulation disorders
  • A “multiplex” program for children with more general complex health care needs.


How to refer a patient

Referral guidelines

Children and adolescents may be referred to the Complex Care Service from within the hospital by a member of the patient’s healthcare team or by a physician in the community.

To refer a patient to our service, we ask that you send a:

  • Consultation form indicating the reason of referral
  • Completed “Physician Referral Form” (available upon request)
  • Medical summary, if possible

These forms must be sent by fax to 514-412-4424. Upon receipt of these documents, we will contact the family to complete the “Family Referral Form” for additional information. Once all documents are received, patients will be assigned a priority according to the needs identified. We then send a letter to the referring physician with either an appointment date, an estimated wait time for the patient to be seen in our Consult Clinic or an explanation of why the patient is not suitable for assessment in our program.


Conditions and illnesses

Refer a patient 
  • Room B.RC. 2238
  • To reach the office : 514-412-4420
  • To make an appointment : 514-412-4420 
  • Fax : 514-412-4424