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Appointment during the corona pandemic
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

June 28, 2021

Relaxation of safety measures and visiting rules

Wearing a face mask in public areas in Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital will no longer be required as of June 26, 2021. However, it remains necessary to keep a distance of 1.5 meters. To guarantee the safety of our employees, patients and guests we ask you to adhere to our visitation guidelines and safety measures. We will inform you about the current rules and measures below. Together, we keep the hospital safe!

DigiD for your child
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

April 30, 2021

Does your child have a DigiD log-in yet?

We recommend for your child to have a DigiD log-in when visiting our hospital. DigiD stands for digital identity and is used as identification to access government, education and healthcare institutions.

child with headphone
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

December 12, 2019

Slight hearing loss linked to poorer school performance

Children with slight hearing loss scored less well in their cito test, taken in the final year of primary school, and showed more behavioral problems than young teenagers who hear well.

Sleeping girl melatonin 750
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July 23, 2019

Only use melatonin on physicians advice

As many as one in seventeen young teenagers use the sleeping aid melatonin on a weekly basis to help them sleep better. This is the conclusion of the long-term Generation R population study in Rotterdam. Researchers warn parents to be careful when using melatonin without a physician's advice, because the long-term effects on children are unknown.

lichtjes sophia
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

September 6, 2018

Lights for Sophia

Elementary schools and clubs will again be able to join in Sophia’s Lights Walk this year, which will be taking place in December.

meisje met koptelefoon
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

September 6, 2018

Noise damage in one out of seven children

Nearly one out of seven children aged between 9 and 11 years in the Generation R population screening suffers from noise-induced hearing loss.

Kalkman Onderwijsprijs
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

September 6, 2018

Teaching prize for Sophia Children’s Hospital lecturer

Patricia Kalkman, pediatrician at Sophia Children’s Hospital, was voted Lecturer of the Year in Erasmus MC’s Education Center.

Main entrance
Sophia Children's Hospital > News

August 3, 2018

Erasmus MC completely smoke-free

The entire Erasmus MC campus is to be smoke-free by 1 January 2020.