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Message to our Community: Changes to SHN services and activities

To the Scarborough community,

Changes to Clinical Services and Activities

The spread of COVID-19 requires Scarborough Health Network (SHN) to prioritize essential activities, avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and promote social distancing to keep our patients, staff, and volunteers safe.

The means we have had to make some difficult choices about what we can and cannot continue to offer at our hospitals in order to keep the resources we need free for COVID-19 management.

Stroke Centre of Excellence at Birchmount

Stroke Centre: Counting the days until launch!

The date is set! On April 8, 2020, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) will be launching our new Stroke Centre of Excellence at our Birchmount hospital. The Stroke Centre will on the 4B unit at Birchmount, and will be built around Scarborough’s first-ever Integrated Stroke Unit (ISU). This 22-bed unit is best practice for treating stroke [...]
SHN orthopaedic surgeons and mother-daughter duo: Dr. Scott and Dr. Young

Meet the mother-daughter duo changing the face of orthopaedic surgery in Canada

Growing up playing competitive hockey, Dr. Caroline Scott always knew how unique it was to have her mother, Dr. Christine Young, as her team doctor. While she was interested in science and medicine, Dr. Scott never imagined that one day the two would be working side by side, sharing a practice with her mom. But things don’t always happen the way you expect and the two are now trailblazing the Canadian medicine scene as the only mother-daughter orthopaedic surgeon team.

Point–of-Care Ultrasound at SHN is changing Emergency care for the better

Danielle Lucky is passionate about helping people. It’s why she loves working in the Emergency department (ED) – where people come when they need help the most. When a patient walks into the ED, providing them with the care they need, as fast as possible, is crucial.

This year, Danielle became the first physician assistant (PA) in Canada to undergo formal training in advanced point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).

Expanding dialysis services at Centenary hospital

It’s been almost a year and a half since the new satellite hemodialysis unit at Centenary hospital began treating patients, and now it is expanding hemodialysis care in Scarborough.

The unit will now offer evening dialysis, increasing the access of care to support three patient shifts, 6 days a week.

The evening shift will operate from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.,

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is monitoring the global outbreak of 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) that began in in Hubei Province (Wuhan), China in December.

The risk to people in Ontario is low and precautionary measures are in place across our health network to ensure the safety of our patients, families, and health care workers.

New approach to dialysis care puts patients in control

A new program at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is encouraging patients to take an active lead in their care. For nephrology patient Joseph Munroe, that means a newfound sense of pride in taking a first-hand role in managing his kidney disease.

SHN’s Scarborough Regional Nephrology Program introduced the new Shared Care approach, adopted from the Shared Hemodialysis Care initiative in the United Kingdom,

Free Group Therapy Sessions for Those Affected by Flight 752 Crash

The Ukrainian flight PS752 crash on January 8 caused 57 Canadians to lose their lives, leaving behind devastated family and friends. A casualty of this magnitude can have a severe impact on the mental health of those who knew the victims.

To support and honour the victims and their families and friends, Scarborough Health Network invites families and friends of victims to a free group therapy workshop.

Regional Cardiovascular Rehab staff walking with member on Centenary hospital's track.

February is Heart Month!

Throughout the month of February Scarborough Health Network’s Cardiac Care Program will be helping you get on track with your heart health through a series of community events!

Heart to Heart Community Cardiac Clinics

Staff from our regional cardiovascular rehab program, which serves Scarborough, Durham and beyond, at hospital and community sites,

The Super Sophia Project team dropping off the Love Box donations at Centenary hospital

Generous donors spread cheer to SHN’s youngest patients

T’was the season of beaming faces on the paediatric and NICU units at our Centenary and General hospitals. Scarborough Health Network (SHN) was thankful to receive donations for children who were admitted during the holiday season and thanks to these donors, the children were in high spirits during their stay.

Scarborough Firefighters

On Christmas morning Scarborough firefighters and Santa arrived on their firetruck to distribute toys to the children.