Health unit disavows new Motherisk website
The Grey Bruce Health Unit would like to advise that the website ‘Motherisk’, previously operated by The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), has been taken over by a third party and contains advice that in no way reflects the opinions of the health unit.
This past spring the service was no longer being funded to provide consultation with Sick Kids nursing staff. The web domain was abandoned and picked up by a third party. Unfortunately, the new Motherisk website provides parenting information that the Grey Bruce Health Unit cannot endorse.
On November 19th, the Hospital for Sick Children issued the following alert on their website: http://www.sickkids.ca/motherisk/index.html
The Grey Bruce Health Unit has previously recommended this site as a resource for expectant parents/parents. This website is referenced in print materials and other resources distributed by this organization including several Best Start resources shared with new parents through hospitals and family health teams.
The Grey Bruce Health Unit has stopped distribution of the materials we know to reference this website, including Best Start and Let’s Grow newsletters. Updated materials are being developed. Physician, family health teams, hospitals and other community partners are being informed and are taking their own measures to respond. All the links to Motherisk.org have been removed from our website.
For More Information:
Manager, Healthy Baby Health Children Program
Grey Bruce Health Unit
519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1359