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Patient receiving flu shot

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

News Release

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.

Update: Scarborough Ontario Health Team (OHT)

Scarborough Ontario Health Team completes full application submission

SHN and our group of more than 30 Scarborough health service provider partners are excited to announce that we have now submitted our full application to form an Ontario Health Team to the Ministry of Health.

Completion of the application is a huge step forward and represents an enormous amount of work from dedicated individuals here at SHN and across our partnership group.

Student doing school work infront of computer

High school hardships and COVID-19: how to help anxious teens through online learning

Written by: Amanda Dematos, SHN Social Worker, Mental Health

With local school boards settling on a hybrid model of learning for high school students, with the option of full-time online learning for those who choose, it’s important that we understand how these choices will impact our teens so that we can support their well-being and success.

SHN Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Care Centre

How our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Care Centre can help

For most teens and young adults entering high school or postsecondary studies, the return to school is a welcome return to more normal routines (er… as normal as can be during a pandemic). While some will dive right into learning, others will be more excited about the opportunity to reconnect with friends – and meeting new people in new places.

Alice, SHN Birchmount hospital student volunteer

What’s it like to be an SHN Student Volunteer?

SHN Birchmount hospital volunteer shares how the job has inspired big changes at school and home.

Last month, we began welcoming a small number of volunteers back into Scarborough Health Nework (SHN), beginning with our Birchmount hospital. Among the first reintroduced were student volunteers, who have resumed their vital roles as wayfinders and information booth support.

Join us for a Telephone Town Hall – September 29

Join us for a Telephone Town Hall on September 29

On Tuesday, September 29 at 7 p.m., join us for a live community Telephone Town Hall event.

Elizabeth Buller, SHN President & CEO, along with members of the Senior Leadership Team and Physician Leaders, will be taking your questions and discussing how we are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and meeting the health care needs of Scarborough today and into the future.

Update: Scarborough Ontario Health Team (OHT)

Scarborough Ontario Health Team proceeds to full application stage

This message is also available in the following languages:
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SCARBOROUGH (August 13, 2020) – In an exciting step forward, the group of more than 40 Scarborough health service provider partners is now being invited to move on to the next phase of the readiness assessment process and complete a full application to become the Scarborough Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Exterior of Altamont Care Community Centre

How Scarborough long-term care homes are recovering from COVID-19

Long-term care (LTC) and retirement communities in Scarborough and across Ontario have weathered quite a storm. Thousands of media stories have recounted the harrowing experiences of residents, their families and caregivers, and staff affected by and with COVID-19. No doubt, the pandemic unleashed a fury of challenging new circumstances upon these individuals.

“With close ties to these residences and unique pandemic expertise,

Person looking at mobiel device

Bringing you hospital care from the comfort of home

With COVID-19 being a new illness, a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 can bring about uncertainty for a patient. Similar to any diagnosis, questions may arise from the patient – What will my symptoms be? How long will they last? Will I need hospital care? – and many more.

The good news is that most COVID-19 patients don’t require hospital care,

Photograph of what gets sent out to the patient's loved ones: bottle with heartbeat printout, poem from the Critical Care team, and a knitted heart

Heartbeat in a Bottle

Losing a family member or loved one is one of the most difficult life experiences – especially if that loss occurs without loved ones present.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals, including Scarborough Health Network (SHN) reduced the number of visitors in the hospital to protect patients and their families and health care workers.