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SHN Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Care Centre

How our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Care Centre can help

For most teens and young adults entering high school or postsecondary studies, the return to school is a welcome return to more normal routines (er… as normal as can be during a pandemic). While some will dive right into learning, others will be more excited about the opportunity to reconnect with friends – and meeting new people in new places.

Alice, SHN Birchmount hospital student volunteer

What’s it like to be an SHN Student Volunteer?

SHN Birchmount hospital volunteer shares how the job has inspired big changes at school and home.

Last month, we began welcoming a small number of volunteers back into Scarborough Health Nework (SHN), beginning with our Birchmount hospital. Among the first reintroduced were student volunteers, who have resumed their vital roles as wayfinders and information booth support.

Join us for a Telephone Town Hall – September 29

Join us for a Telephone Town Hall on September 29

On Tuesday, September 29 at 7 p.m., join us for a live community Telephone Town Hall event.

Elizabeth Buller, SHN President & CEO, along with members of the Senior Leadership Team and Physician Leaders, will be taking your questions and discussing how we are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and meeting the health care needs of Scarborough today and into the future.

Update: Scarborough Ontario Health Team (OHT)

Scarborough Ontario Health Team proceeds to full application stage

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SCARBOROUGH (August 13, 2020) – In an exciting step forward, the group of more than 40 Scarborough health service provider partners is now being invited to move on to the next phase of the readiness assessment process and complete a full application to become the Scarborough Ontario Health Team (OHT).

How Scarborough long-term care homes are recovering from COVID-19

Long-term care (LTC) and retirement communities in Scarborough and across Ontario have weathered quite a storm. Thousands of media stories have recounted the harrowing experiences of residents, their families and caregivers, and staff affected by and with COVID-19. No doubt, the pandemic unleashed a fury of challenging new circumstances upon these individuals.

“With close ties to these residences and unique pandemic expertise,

Remote monitoring

Bringing you hospital care from the comfort of home

With COVID-19 being a new illness, a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 can bring about uncertainty for a patient. Similar to any diagnosis, questions may arise from the patient – What will my symptoms be? How long will they last? Will I need hospital care? – and many more.

The good news is that most COVID-19 patients don’t require hospital care,

Heartbeat in a Bottle

Losing a family member or loved one is one of the most difficult life experiences – especially if that loss occurs without loved ones present.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals, including Scarborough Health Network (SHN) reduced the number of visitors in the hospital to protect patients and their families and health care workers.

SHN's new Pharmacy Clean Room

Celebrating innovation with SHN’s new Pharmacy Clean Room

It’s not every day that you open a brand new, leading-edge medication system during a pandemic — and yet, that is exactly what happened at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Centenary hospital’s Pharmacy department. On July 9, staff celebrated the grand opening of a brand new, 1200-sq.-ft. Clean Room (sterile compounding area).

What is a Clean Room?

Message to our Community banner

Message to our Community: Resumption of Elective Services at SHN

In early March, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) made the difficult decision to reduce non-essential activities across our hospital network, following the introduction of Directive #2 from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health. Throughout this period, all urgent and emergency services have remained open. Recently, the Chief Medical Officer of Health amended Directive #2,