Written by: Amanda Dematos, SHN Social Worker, Mental Health
With local school boards settling on a hybrid model of learning for high school students, with the option of full-time online learning for those who choose, it’s important that we understand how these choices will impact our teens so that we can support their well-being and success.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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,
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,
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).
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,