SHN News

Accessing health care from anywhere

As Scarborough Health Network (SHN) continues to invest in the specific health needs of our community, patients and families can now access their health care appointments from wherever is most convenient through VirtualVisits, thanks to an expanded partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

SHN’s Cardio-Oncology clinic kicked off this service expansion on June 21,

A game-changer for paediatric patients

Photograph by Sam Santos for George Pimentel Photography / Courtesy of Shaftesbury

Dr. Chang presented on research that is testing the impact of an original virtual reality game on reducing anxiety in children who are undergoing day surgery for the first time, at a press conference in June. This work is in association with Shaftesbury,

Get your sweat on!

How to exercise safely in the summer heat

Stay hydrated
Drink extra water, unless your doctor has put you on a fluid-restricting diet.

Dress appropriately
Wear clothing with lighter colours and breathable materials.

Work out in the morning and evening
Outdoor activities will be more comfortable when the temperatures are cooler

Choose indoor alternatives
Check your local community centres for options:

Strategic Plan Update

It has been a year since we first defined ourselves as Scarborough Health Network and launched the building blocks for our very first Strategic Plan at our 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)!

Since that time, we have marked so many exciting achievements as we steadily move toward our bold, new course to be Canada’s leading community teaching health network — transforming your health experience.

How to talk about your health care wishes with family

Plus free resources to help you and your family plan ahead

If you were sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your loved ones know your wishes?

Here is some food for thought on National Advance Care Planning Day (Tuesday, April 16): The space between guessing and knowing can be closed with a conversation.

SHN physician receives Governor General’s award for international volunteer work

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Timothy Sproule has travelled the developing world to help those in need of specialized plastic surgery, donate equipment, and train other physicians.

However, on February 14, Dr. Sproule’s outstanding volunteer work and spirit of philanthropy earned him an extraordinary trip to Quebec City to receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette.

Kidney and Dialysis Patient Symposium 2019

March is Kidney Month, and SHN’s Home Dialysis Peer Support Group invites all kidney patients to attend the 2019 Kidney and Dialysis Patient Symposium. Join us to hear patient stories and join in the panel discussion.

Kidney and Dialysis Patient Symposium
Thursday, March 21
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Scarborough Health Network – General hospital
3050 Lawrence Ave.