As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people may have fears about seeking medical attention at hospitals – that they might expose themselves to the virus, or be an unnecessary burden on the health system. Paravaneh Laraya learned those fears aren’t necessary.
Health care workers are being called upon like never before, but staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre are still finding ways to show compassion and provide comfort and support to one another. The cafeteria at St. Joseph’s – named the Lakeside Café – recently started offering take-home specials for staff and physicians at the hospital […]
April 27, 2020: We are happy to report that St. Joseph’s Intensive Care Unit has been cleared of its outbreak status. For more information please visit Unity Health’s webpage dedicated to outbreak information across all Unity Health hospital locations.
As an Oncology Counsellor at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Paula Larrondo’s job is to understand the impact an illness has on a patient, their family and their care team. She seeks to understand the strengths and barriers of a situation and help everyone navigate a challenging time. A couple of months ago, she was able […]
Last year, St. Joseph’s Health Centre transformed its dialysis care with the opening of the brand new Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre. A new dialysis space, which represented one of two phases of improving dialysis care at St. Joseph’s, was made possible thanks to the generous support of Salah Bachir, his husband Jacob Yerex, other […]
At the end of last year, a patient came in to St. Joseph’s Health Centre with a condition that had caused a severe wound infection. He had a history of necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, putting him at high risk for complications. The patient had already had one surgery called wound debridement to […]
Unity Health Toronto is actively monitoring the situation with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as it unfolds. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada states that the risk to Canadians is low. For more detailed information on the status of the virus and risk to Canadians, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada or Ontario Ministry […]
On Aug. 31, 2015, Murray Powell accidentally fell on the tracks at Bay subway station. He was pulled to safety, taken to St. Michael’s for evaluation and then moved to Providence for months of recovery for his seven broken ribs, cracked pelvis and other injuries.
First the plastic straws were eliminated. Then all Styrofoam and plastic materials such as utensils, take-out containers, soup bowls and lids, coffee cups and lids, stir sticks, and plates were replaced with compostable ones. Then, organic waste bins and a cooking-oil recycling project were also implemented. St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s cafeteria, named the Lakeside Café, […]
St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s newly renovated and transformed meeting and education spaces in the Learning and Innovation Centre are now open. Thanks to the support of generous donors, the meeting spaces formerly named Education Centre A and B, the Small Boardroom and the Large Boardroom, and the small room across the hall, have all been […]