“Our daughter loves coming to the clinic because you have made it a safe, caring and happy place. Thank-you for being so caring and gentle with her. It’s made the treatment process much easier to handle.” – Daniela & Alex, parents of three-year-old patient
Close to Home World-Class Childhood Cancer Care
Southlake’s POGO Pediatric Oncology Satellite Clinic is located on level one (1) of the SRCC at Southlake. There, we deliver cancer care for children, from birth to 18-years-of-age through the POGO Satellite Clinic, which is affiliated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Our nurses, pediatricians, pediatric oncologists and interprofessional members from our Southlake team work in partnership with similar teams at SickKids to provide quality care closer to home. In this way, we spare their caregivers/families repeated trips to Toronto, while their child is treated at SickKids.
Treatment & Services
This clinic offers a variety of treatments and services, including:
- Blood specimen collection
- Blood and blood product transfusions
- Central line care
- Dietitian consultation
- Follow-up care
- Insuflon care
- Medication administration
- Pediatric oncologist assessments
- Supportive care
- Symptom assessment and management
- Vital signs monitoring
- X-ray, ultrasound tests and CT scans
POGO’s Pediatric Oncology Satellite program coordinates care between each of seven POGO Satellite Clinics and five designated tertiary children’s hospitals. This networked, shared care system also provides ongoing education and consultations for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals on your child’s care team. To ensure it delivers the best quality care to each patient, each POGO Pediatric Oncology Satellite Clinic follows consistent practices and guidelines. To learn more about the POGO Pediatric Oncology Satellite Clinic at Southlake, click the image below to open and view/download this pamphlet (which is in a PDF/Adobe Acrobat format)
Compassion & Child-like Fun
We understand how challenging cancer treatment can be for you and your child. So we make every effort to be sensitive to your child’s needs and make their experience as positive as possible. We have a bright waiting room with a varied selection of toys and books. Staff from Camp Oochigeas also visit regularly to provide games and activities. Where possible, we take time for fun, as we did in this video story about one our littlest super heroes.
Promoting Healing through Play Therapy
Watch this video to see how cuddly duck companions help alleviate fear and anxiety for our littlest cancer patients at our POGO Satellite Clinic.
For more information about our POGO Satellite Clinic, call 905-895-4521, ext. 2231.