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CCHD News Coverage

By lgallagher |

Last week, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care officially announced that, throughout 2017, Newborn Screening Ontario will be implementing screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in Ontario. 

Here's some news coverage on the topic!



Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Sun

Toronto Star

Happy mothers and babies day: Ontario funds two more tests for Newborn Screening Ontario

By Brigitte |

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) will begin in Ontario throughout 2017. CCHD screening is a safe test performed at the bedside that can detect low oxygen levels, a common sign of these serious heart diseases. The quick and painless test is called pulse oximetry and is the first point-of-care screening test that NSO will coordinate.

Media Release English French

NSO Backgrounder 

To learn more about CCHD, please visit our CCHD information page English French


Toronto Star Story - NSO now operates seven days a week

By Brigitte |

We are pleased to announce that Newborn Screening Ontario now operates seven days a week to ensure babies born with potentially life-threatening disorders are diagnosed sooner. The continued involvement of NSO, birth hospitals and midwifery practices plays a big role in ensuring Ontario’s newborns get timely access to newborn screening.

Ontario’s newborn screening centre expands operations to reduce delays