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Message to our Community: Update on where we are, and what comes next

To our Friends and Neighbours across Scarborough, Keeping patients, families, our team and the entire Scarborough community safe is our top priority. We continue to take extraordinary steps to ensure we evolve our planning and strategy to remain in control of the pandemic, as it is still a volatile situation. We are writing today to [...]
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Message to our Community: COVID-19 and Long-Term Care

At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), we understand you may be feeling unsettled or fearful regarding news of COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care (LTC) homes in Scarborough and throughout Ontario. These are certainly challenging and unprecedented times for all of us.

As a health network, we are privileged and grateful to have a wide range of expertise in responding to COVID-19 and we are committed to supporting LTC homes in our community by assisting with the resources they need most.

SHN team providing COVID-19 testing at long-term care homes ready to be bussed through partnership with Carefirst

SHN and Scarborough’s long-term care and retirement homes team up to help residents and frontline workers during COVID-19

In collaboration with 20 of Scarborough’s long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is contributing valuable resources and expertise to support the delivery of safe, high quality care for vulnerable residents and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SHN holds a wide range of pandemic expertise, with dedicated nurses, environmental services staff,

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Celebrating SHN nurses: Happy Nursing Week 2020

Today is the start of National Nursing Week 2020 (May 11 to 17)! This year’s theme is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health, which was developed to highlight how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.

We are so excited and proud that the World Health Organization (WHO) has also designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Shirley waving to her friends and colleagues who surprised her with a motorcade for 60 years at SHN

Longest-serving SHN volunteer honoured with motorcade


Shirley McDonald was genuinely surprised when a drive-by motorcade arrived at her street and slowed down near her home to celebrate her 60-year milestone as an SHN volunteer.

She was aware that her colleagues from SHN’s Volunteer Services would stop by at 3 p.m. but she never expected a vehicle procession.

Patient Tezera Ketema gives a thumbs up after ED care

From shoes to shields – Scarborough business owner receives care during uncertain times

When Tezera Ketema began his shoe-making business 30 years ago, he never imagined a global pandemic would lead to him needing emergency care for an injury he got while manufacturing his newest product line — face shields.

But that’s exactly what happened.

Having witnessed other businesses adapt and shift their production resources towards supporting frontline health efforts,

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Let’s celebrate our physicians on Doctors’ Day, May 1

Friday, May 1 is Doctors’ Day, an annual celebration started almost a decade ago by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). SHN and our Medical Administration Office and the Medical Staff Association are pleased to support this special day, and invite you to join us in recognizing and thanking all of the skilled and compassionate physicians across our health network.

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It’s time to applaud our SHN volunteers!

It's time to applaud our SHN volunteers! | April 22, 2020 | News | Like | Edit | Our SHN workplace family would not be complete without our team of volunteers, who help us to provide exceptional care for patients and families across our health network. We appreciate our volunteers' commitment to SHN every day [...]
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Thank you to our community!

We are absolutely blown away by the support of community members who joined the Frontline Workers Appreciation Salute, coordinated by Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor, Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt, and Dr. Lisa Salamon, Emergency Physician, SHN and Chair District 11, Ontario Medical Association, on April 17.

Along with our partners at Toronto Police, Toronto Fire,

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Notice regarding food donations

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Scarborough Health Network has received numerous food donations from community members, companies and restaurants who are eager to show their support to our front-line staff. Our hospitals are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the community, as well as the commitment and passion from many individuals who want to help out in any way they can.