Diabetes is one of the fastest growing health challenges of the 21st century. In 2018, 4.3 million Ontarians were living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and by 2028, that number is estimated to grow to 5.3 million.
As home to Ontario’s largest regional nephrology program, which treats the highest volume of kidney patients in the province,
Scarborough has continued to see a high rate of COVID-19 cases and community spread over the course of the past weeks. At Scarborough Health Network (SHN) we are dedicated to taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our staff, patients and community.
Changes to the surgical program – Thursday, November 19 to Friday,
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.
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.
CTV health reporter Pauline Chan sits down with our Regional Cardiovascular Rehab program to discuss the transition to increased virtual programming during COVID-19, and how we are continuing to expand access for those who need it.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Margaret Birch earlier this morning.
To call Margaret a trailblazer would be an understatement. She defied the gender norms of her time to become the first female cabinet minister in Ontario. In that role she oversaw a vast ministry which, at the time,
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,
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.
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;
SHN’s Carla Holyk, BSc. PT, Professional Practice Leader, Rehabilitation, talks about six ways to stay safe all winter long.
Since the pandemic began in March, many of us have turned to neighbourhood walks and appreciating the great outdoors to help us stay active and social. As we get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather,