SHN News

Shante, Link patient

Young and Healthy

Bringing innovation in mental health care to young people across Scarborough.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is always invested in the specific needs of our community. Sometimes, that means designing services that bridge a gap, or embracing the newest technology; other times it means seeking insights from our patients, families, and community, or raising financial support for new equipment and capital renovations.

Group picture of participants at the cAC Mental Health Forum

Community Advisory Council promotes access to mental health services in Scarborough

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

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

Person sneezing into arm

Is it the flu or COVID-19?

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Influenza (flu) is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza A and B viruses and typically characterized by the sudden onset of fever, cough, and muscle aches. These are also common symptoms of COVID-19. Each of these viruses spreads through droplets produced while coughing or sneezing, when touching a contaminated object or surface and then touching your own mouth,

Health care provider checking patient with stethoscope

Patient Safety Week 2020

Patient safety is certainly a big deal to Scarborough Health Network (SHN), but we’re not the only ones. In fact, there’s a whole week dedicated to patient safety in Canada. Led by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), Patient Safety Week (CPSW) is a national, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.

Katherine McGreechan, Library Assistant, TPL Bridlewood – alternatives to trick-or-treating

No trick-or-treating? No problem!

Halloween is sure to look a little different this year now that COVID-19 is a part of daily life and trick-or-treating is off the table for many. An unofficial poll of SHN staff and doctors revealed spooktacular alternatives to hitting the pavement and knocking on doors – from cryptic household candy hunts; to drive-by loot bag deliveries for fearsome friends;

Patient receiving flu shot

Safe and Warm piloting innovative drive-thru flu clinics in Scarborough

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Safe and Warm piloting innovative drive-thru flu clinics in Scarborough

A joint project for flu vaccination, coordinated by the Scarborough Health Team partners

 “It is important for everyone who can to get their flu shot this year. The flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19, but it will protect you from the flu or reduce the severity of illness from the flu.