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Dr. Sharon Straus answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines and older adults

Feb. 16, 2021 – As COVID-19 vaccination ramps up, many Canadians have questions about the vaccines, their impact and safety. This is also true for long-term care residents and their caregivers, who have been disproportionally impacted by the virus and are among the first priority groups to receive the vaccines.

Melnyk Entrance

The Melnyk Entrance Driving Loop at St. Joseph’s Health Centre will be closed to vehicles from Wednesday, Feb. 24 to Friday, Feb. 26. The Melnyk Entrance can still be accessed by foot. Information on our entrances can be found here.

Garron Family’s generous donation improved diagnostic imaging capacity at St. Joseph’s

A hospital wing and entrance at St. Joseph’s Health Centre are being renamed to honour Myron and Berna Garron for their transformative  $10 million donation to the hospital. Effective Nov. 23, the Our Lady of Mercy Wing and entrance become the Garron Family Our Lady of Mercy Wing and entrance. Among the largest donations in […]

St. Joseph’s renames wing to honour Peter Gilgan’s $10-million donation

The Glendale Wing and Tranquility Entrance at St. Joseph’s are now called the Gilgan Family Wing and Gilgan Family Wing entrance in recognition of the transformative $10-million donation from Peter Gilgan to St. Joseph’s Health Centre. The historic donation, first announced in 2017, is creating a brand new outpatient care clinic at St. Joseph’s. When […]

TAHSN Statement on Death of Joyce Echaquan

The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) has issued a statement on the Death of Joyce Echaquan.

How St. Joseph’s is blending virtual and in-person therapy for mental health patients

Before the pandemic, Eunice Kim, an occupational therapist, led a group therapy session on the 7M unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre called “The Afternoon Tea Group.” It was a space for patients living with mental illness to have tea, chat and get used to group settings. She also led group activities such as colouring […]

A look inside St. Joseph’s Health Centre Laboratory Services during the pandemic

Although often hidden from view, laboratory staff play a crucial role in determining whether someone has COVID-19. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, staff in Lab Services at St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) are working. They handle and test suspected COVID-positive patient samples, or patients under investigation (PUI). They discover who has COVID-19. […]

Virtual health care: A win-win for patients and care providers

In semi-retirement, 65-year-old Norma keeps busy with a roster of hobbies including choir, Barbershop quartet and Scottish country dancing. But when COVID-19 shut down the province, Norma, a patient at St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s family health team, had no option but to slow down. During this time, Norma, who lives with bipolar disorder, experienced a […]

St. Joseph’s Urban Family Health Team is doing direct outreach to the elderly in the community

Across Toronto’s west end, special care packages are being hand-delivered to homebound residents as a way to help keep them safe during the pandemic. The packages, which include homemade masks and safety information, are part of an initiative by The St. Joseph’s Urban Family Health Team (FHT) where the team proactively reaches out to elderly […]

Wellness Supoorts

Staff provide wellness supports to team caring for inpatients with COVID-19

When a team of health care workers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre was redeployed to care for some of the hospital’s patients with COVID-19, it was the team’s wellness that their leaders were focused on. The Interprofessional Resource team (IRT) is a group of more than 80 registered nurses, registered practical nurses and allied health […]

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