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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,

Going the distance – Caring for COVID-19 Patients from Afar

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,

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.

SHN's new Pharmacy Clean Room

Celebrating innovation with SHN’s new Pharmacy Clean Room

It’s not every day that you open a brand new, leading-edge medication system during a pandemic — and yet, that is exactly what happened at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Centenary hospital’s Pharmacy department. On July 9, staff celebrated the grand opening of a brand new, 1200-sq.-ft. Clean Room (sterile compounding area).

What is a Clean Room?

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Message to our Community: Resumption of Elective Services at SHN

In early March, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) made the difficult decision to reduce non-essential activities across our hospital network, following the introduction of Directive #2 from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health. Throughout this period, all urgent and emergency services have remained open. Recently, the Chief Medical Officer of Health amended Directive #2,

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Message to our Community: Visitor policy update effective July 13

We are making changes to SHN’s Essential Visitor/Care Partner Policy

At SHN, we strive to ensure a safe environment for our patients, family members, and health care workers throughout the evolving COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to deliver compassionate care.

In light of the recent guidance from the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health on beginning to resume visitors in acute care settings,

Bringing it home: Community partnership helps patients transition seamlessly from hospital with SHN@Home

When a patient is in the hospital, surrounded by a team of nurses, doctors, therapists and more, they feel secure. They are confident and comfortable knowing they have their support system to provide them with the best care. But when the time comes for a patient to go home, they may experience feelings of unease or fear as they transition to being away from the hospital.

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Teamwork Supporting Geriatric Care

SHN Geriatrician and Seniors Health lead on the collaboration for compassionate seniors care

In life, aging is a catalyst for change. Our bodies and minds transition from one phase of life to the next, collecting stories and storing memories of both good and bad, ease and hardship, trauma and joy. For those of us privileged enough to reach old age,

Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd

Scarborough-born superstar The Weeknd donates half a million dollars to support frontline hospital workers at SHN

Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has donated $500,000 CAD to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) in support of COVID-19 relief efforts through sales of his popular line of XO face masks. The donation is a leading gift to the health network’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which now totals more than $2.7 million.

Turtles Named After SHN Heroes

In a wonderful act of appreciation and solidarity, Toronto Zoo reached out to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) asking if they would like to have 53 Blanding’s turtles named after members of their staff who have gone above and beyond in the fight against COVID-19. SHN posed the question to their employees and were inundated with nomination messages written by individuals and groups,