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Scarborough “V Team” getting ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccines for kids, ages 5-11

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and its Scarborough Ontario Health Team (SOHT) partners are making sure their community is better protected against COVID-19 by inviting Scarborough children to join their super squad of health heroes.

Following Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the five to 11 age group and today’s announcement from the Province,

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World Prematurity Day: Mom hopes to bring awareness about premature birth

After delivering twins at just 32 weeks, mom Meghan Konopacki is hoping to raise awareness about premature birth and share her life-changing experience at Scarborough Health Network (SHN).

“Full term for my twins was 37 weeks, so this was definitely earlier than I expected, but everyone is doing well” she explained. “Because I had twins,

Book an appointment with the new Scarborough Virtual Urgent Care Clinic

New Scarborough virtual urgent care clinic now open

Scarborough and its surrounding communities can now book appointments through a new virtual urgent care clinic.
The Scarborough Virtual Urgent Care Clinic is a partnership between Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and the East GTA Family Health Team. This virtual clinic consists of a team of emergency physicians called the Scarborough Emergency Associates, who offer urgent care services for adults and children.

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“Inclusive and sensitive,” first-time mom, remembers experience having a baby at SHN’s Family Birthing Centre

Choosing where to give birth is a major life decision. With so many options available to expecting parents, families can find it challenging to make their right decision.

But for long-time Scarborough resident Taylor Sky, her decision to choose the Family Birthing Centre at Scarborough Health Network’s General hospital was an easy one.

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SHN staff and General ICU recognized as Urban Hero Award winners

The staff at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at SHN’s General hospital are being recognized in this year’s Urban Hero Awards – an awards celebration honouring unsung community heroes.

Both SHN staff and the ICU unit were among eight winners in the “People’s Choice Award” category. Winners were chosen based on online voting selection by Metroland Toronto’s (Scarborough Mirror,


​​​​​​​In a global emergency, not all heroes wear capes. On Saturday, September 11, the Scarborough community came together to celebrate the recipients of the inaugural Scarborough Hero Awards. And while there were no capes in sight, the winners’ impacts on their community over the past 18 months has been nothing short of superhuman.

Message to our Community: Staff Vaccinations at SHN

Making sure SHN has the safest possible environment for our patients, their families, and our healthcare team is our top priority.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have relied on safety measures to protect people in our hospitals and clinics – including hand hygiene, physical distancing, restricted visitor policies and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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You can raise health care workers’ spirits by saying Thanks!

It only takes a second to say thanks. And, for hospital and health care workers across Ontario, being thanked by their patients, family members, and people in our communities means a lot.

This Thanksgiving season, YOU can boost health care workers spirits by joining the Ontario Hospital Association’s Say Thanks campaign

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New & Renewed patient registration areas – construction has started!

SHN is extremely excited to have started construction on new and renewed patient registration areas at each of our three hospitals.

At the General and Birchmount hospitals, existing registration areas will be refreshed and self-serve registration kiosks will be installed.

At the Centenary hospital, we are constructing central registration areas with new self-serve kiosks in the Margaret Birch Wing and in the Admitting &