‘Ottawa’ CHEO will ‘Never Turn Away’ Kids Barred from life-saving Surgeries by U.S. Travel Ban
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario says it will never turn away a child in need of life-saving care and is prepared to open its doors to ailing children barred by U.S. President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban from receiving life-saving surgeries in the United States.
“We do, of course, empathize and sympathize with a terrible situation that these families find themselves in, and we’re never going to turn away someone who requires life-saving surgery,” CHEO media relations official Paddy Moore said Friday evening. “CHEO will do what it can, given the capacity it has, to help in this situation as well as it can.”
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said Friday the government had learned some children destined for critical surgeries in the U.S. were being turned away solely because of where they were born.