The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides inpatient consultation and outpatient multidisciplinary care to children who require specialized pediatric services at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. These children are primarily from northern Alberta and the western Canadian Arctic but children requiring heart surgery or a solid organ transplant from the other western provinces are also admitted to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Expertise in infectious diseases is essential in the management of many children in the community who are seriously ill, have unusual infections, have acquired infections while outside of Canada, either as travelers or new immigrants, or have other diseases that put them at increased risk of infection.
The division works closely with all divisions of the Stollery Children’s Hospital at all of its geographic sites including the Pediatric and Neonatal ICUs, Emergency, Cardiac, Surgical, Oncology and General Pediatric wards. As well, a timely outpatient referral service is available for both in person consultation or by telephone for physicians in the referral area.