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Child Life Services - Celebrating 85 years of play!

In the hospital’s early days, patient care focused mainly on the children’s physical needs. In 1936 the Montreal Children’s Hospital became the first hospital in North America to recognize the importance and value of play as a significant healing modality and a fundamental part of coping for hospitalized children. 

Patient stories

I get so emotional thinking about it, but if it weren’t for the doctors, nurses and everyone who took care of us, he may not have made it,” says Robyn Schwartz about her third and youngest son Maxwell who is now 15 months old. At 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Robyn underwent a routine ultrasound that revealed her baby had a cystic malformation of the lung. +