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,
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,
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).
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,
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.
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, 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.
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,