Campaign targets misinformation, testing and support services
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, TAIBU Community Health Centre and Scarborough Health Network have launched their “Taking care of Blackl ives” campaign to provide specific messaging and resources to African Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities across hot spots in Scarborough and throughout the city.
Scarborough Health Network (SHN)’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) led an open community forum on March 2, 2020, to discuss SHN’s Mental Health and Addictions programs – a key priority identified by the CAC.
Community members, SHN community partners, SHN staff, and other key stakeholders joined together to learn about accessing mental health and addiction services in Scarborough.
A key initiative in driving forward SHN’s strategic direction to Improve Health Equity, on January 30, 2020, we spent the day partnered with volunteers from across our community finding real-world solutions to emerging questions around health equity and health service utilization in Scarborough. We used the “hackathon” format to make it a day of intensive [...]
By: Dr. Mruna Shah, Director of Global Health, Diversity and Health Equity
Over the last 50 years, Scarborough demographics have changed dramatically, with low and very low income households largely replacing middle income families. During the same period, the number of unemployed individuals, foreign-born residents, and racialized individuals has steadily risen.
Simple tasks like showering, shaving, and preparing our own meals are so ingrained in our everyday lives that we don’t even consider what life would be like if they were taken away from us. For stroke patients, this is a reality that can happen in an instant, without warning. To support patients who suffer from [...]
On November 18, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health announced the Scarborough Ontario Health Team as one of the new teams in the province to implement a one-team approach to help keep clients, patients and families in our communities healthy and well.
As we continue to address the increased visits to our hospitals during the second wave of COVID-19, our emergency department is preparing for an increased surge this winter. In order to support that we are opening a new Satellite Emergency Department, located at our Centenary hospital.
To respond to the increased visits in our emergency department (ED) and ensure adherence to IPAC standards to accommodate appropriate social distancing,
Cardiac Amyloidosis team (left to right): Dr. Saul Miller, Dr. Natalie Ho, Dr. Kibar Yared, Margo Wells RN, Violeta Pala RN
Not pictured: Dr. Nisha D’mello
A cardiac diagnosis can be scary for anyone, especially if the diagnosis is uncommon or unknown to the patient. Cardiologists at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) are once again pushing the boundaries to ensure that patients have access to lifesaving care by opening a new,