- children/year at the pediatric clinic
- children/year at the pediatric emergency
- admissions/year in neonatal care
- medical and surgical specialties
Discover Camille’s story
4 years old, with neurodegenerative disease
“From birth, Camille was in perfect health until worrying symptoms appeared at about 18 months of age. His illness progressed rapidly and caused him to lose what he had acquired. It doesn’t work anymore. It’s hard for a mother to accept… But Camille is a cheerful little girl! This is what helps me to be strong and enjoy every moment with her.
Nevertheless, my husband and I are optimistic, because our daughter receives excellent care that softens our daily lives. Medicine is constantly evolving and the donations offered to the Foundation create hope that Camille can live as long as possible. » – Jacynthe, Camille’s mother
The mission of the Fondation du CHU de Québec is to provide the care teams at the Centre mère-enfant Soleil (CMES) with ultra-specialized equipment adapted to young patients and to contribute to the excellence of the care provided to them.
Giving to the Foundation for the CMES means helping doctors, researchers and health care teams so that they can make a difference to those newborns, young children and adolescents who are beginning their lives with critical conditions or chronic diseases, and in turn realize their dreams for the future.
It is also a concrete way to help these young people, like Jacynthe Duval, 8, who have lupus, who start their lives with a critical, sometimes potentially fatal condition, so that they can realize their dreams.
Loïc Fortin, 6 years old. With severe heart problems.
Funding of a new research protocol to introduce a new treatment in pediatric neuro-oncology
Service: Pediatric Neurology-Oncology
Cost : 300 000$
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT
Acquisition of a transport incubator for neonatology
Service : Neonatology
Cost : 210 000$
Development of an ENT room for paediatrics
Département : ENT
Cost : 175 000$
The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) outpatient unit at the CHUL treats most children (67% of its clientele). The fact that it is currently located outside the CMES and that the need to be close to paediatric services is very real, the installation of a treatment room specially designed for young patients is necessary. This will allow the health care team to access state-of-the-art equipment, improve the accuracy and efficiency of interventions and increase the number of children treated, among other things.
Weekly visits by Dr Clown to the CMES
Département : Pediatrics
Cost : 40 000$/year for 5 years
Humanizing pediatric palliative care
Service : Pediatric palliative care
Coûts : Continuous fundraising
Pediatric palliative care is comprehensive care for children at the end of their lives, encompassing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions. They are intended to help maintain the best possible quality of life for the child, in addition to providing support to the child’s family. Bereavement follow-up is also part of this, regardless of the cause of death, which includes trauma and loss during the perinatal period. Donations allow us to offer profoundly human and gentle services, such as massage therapy, art therapy and hand or foot sculpture workshops, professional photography and a memorial ceremony.
Support clinical research in pediatric oncology
Service : Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Coût : Continuous fundraising
In recent years, the CMES has seen an increase in the number of visitors in pediatric oncology. For example, one-third of the province’s pediatric cancers are diagnosed there! The care protocols offered are of a very high standard and increase the chances of recovery for pediatric patients. It is essential to support clinical research in the fight against pediatric cancers, in order to maintain the clinical trials carried out by the renowned team at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, which meets the rigorous criteria of the Children’s Oncology Group and of which more than 9,000 experts in this field are associated throughout the world.