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,
When a patient is in the hospital, surrounded by a team of nurses, doctors, therapists and more, they feel secure. They are confident and comfortable knowing they have their support system to provide them with the best care. But when the time comes for a patient to go home, they may experience feelings of unease or fear as they transition to being away from the hospital.
SHN Geriatrician and Seniors Health lead on the collaboration for compassionate seniors care
In life, aging is a catalyst for change. Our bodies and minds transition from one phase of life to the next, collecting stories and storing memories of both good and bad, ease and hardship, trauma and joy. For those of us privileged enough to reach old age,
Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has donated $500,000 CAD to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) in support of COVID-19 relief efforts through sales of his popular line of XO face masks. The donation is a leading gift to the health network’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which now totals more than $2.7 million.
In a wonderful act of appreciation and solidarity, Toronto Zoo reached out to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) asking if they would like to have 53 Blanding’s turtles named after members of their staff who have gone above and beyond in the fight against COVID-19. SHN posed the question to their employees and were inundated with nomination messages written by individuals and groups,
When Dr. Rahim Abdulhussein met with his first palliative care patient, he listened. The patient was a man in his late eighties who had arrived at the hospital shortly after suffering a stroke. Quietly, Dr. Abdulhussein pulled in closer for an intimate conversation that was to be the defining moment in his career. It would foster a passion for end-of-life care that Dr.
As medical education continues to grow every year at Scarborough Health Network (SHN), so, too, do opportunities to recognize the achievements of SHN’s medical staff.
Congratulations to the faculty and residents who received 2020 Postgraduate Awards of Excellence, Postgraduate Awards, and Teaching Awards from University of Toronto (U of T), which recognize significant contributions to medical education.
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and Extendicare Guildwood have entered a formal management agreement to help the home more quickly move into COVID-19 stabilization and recovery.
SHN has been supporting Extendicare Guildwood for two months in a variety of ways, including infection prevention and control, environmental services and by providing additional clinical staff including physicians,