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Community health centre and hospital team up to address rising COVID-19 rates in Toronto’s Black communities

Campaign targets misinformation, testing and support services

As​ COVID-19 ​cases continue to rise, TAIBU Community Health Centre and Scarborough Health Network ​have launched their “Taking care of Blackl ives” campaign to provide specific messaging and resources to ​African Caribbean and Black (ACB) ​communities across hot spots in Scarborough and throughout the city.​

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Community Advisory Council hosts open community forum on mental health and addictions

Scarborough Health Network (SHN)’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) led an open community forum on March 2, 2020, to discuss SHN’s Mental Health and Addictions programs – a key priority identified by the CAC.

Community members, SHN community partners, SHN staff, and other key stakeholders joined together to learn about accessing mental health and addiction services in Scarborough.

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SHN’s first-ever Health Equity Hackathon was an incredible success!

A key initiative in driving forward SHN’s strategic direction to Improve Health Equity, on January 30, 2020, we spent the day partnered with volunteers from across our community finding real-world solutions to emerging questions around health equity and health service utilization in Scarborough. We used the “hackathon” format to make it a day of intensive [...]
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Putting health equity at the heart of exceptional care

By: Dr. Mruna Shah, Director of Global Health, Diversity and Health Equity

Over the last 50 years, Scarborough demographics have changed dramatically, with low and very low income households largely replacing middle income families. During the same period, the number of unemployed individuals, foreign-born residents, and racialized individuals has steadily risen.

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Going beyond patient care to support SHN’s first Stroke Centre of Excellence patient

Simple tasks like showering, shaving, and preparing our own meals are so ingrained in our everyday lives that we don’t even consider what life would be like if they were taken away from us. For stroke patients, this is a reality that can happen in an instant, without warning. To support patients who suffer from [...]
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Delay in COVID-19 test results resolved

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) was made aware that COVID-19 test results were not being reported in the E-Health system where patients view their results.

Beginning Friday, December 4th, negative COVID-19 results from SHN’s Assessment Centre at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus were not communicated.

Scarborough Health Network has informed Toronto Public Health of all positive results on a daily basis,

Where to find Satellite Emergency Department at Centenary: outside Centenary's emergency department

Satellite Emergency Department at Centenary hospital

As we continue to address the increased visits to our hospitals during the second wave of COVID-19, our emergency department is preparing for an increased surge this winter. In order to support that we are opening a new Satellite Emergency Department, located at our Centenary hospital.

To respond to the increased visits in our emergency department (ED) and ensure adherence to IPAC standards to accommodate appropriate social distancing,

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Launching SHN’s Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic

Cardiac Amyloidosis team (left to right): Dr. Saul Miller, Dr. Natalie Ho, Dr. Kibar Yared, Margo Wells RN, Violeta Pala RN

Not pictured: Dr. Nisha D’mello

A cardiac diagnosis can be scary for anyone, especially if the diagnosis is uncommon or unknown to the patient. Cardiologists at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) are once again pushing the boundaries to ensure that patients have access to lifesaving care by opening a new,