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 […]
Jan. 29, 2020 – Mental health affects everyone in their own way and it can often be difficult to talk about. For Bell Let’s Talk Day, we wanted to open up the conversation to see how everyone can help break the stigma and support those dealing with mental health issues or illnesses. Read what some […]
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 […]
Meet Irfan Dhalla: Unity Health Toronto’s first vice president of Physician Quality and director of the Care Experience Institute
Jan. 6, 2020 – We’re excited to introduce you to Dr. Irfan Dhalla, our new vice president, Physician Quality and director, Care Experience Institute. From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Dhalla was a vice president at Health Quality Ontario where he and his colleagues transformed the way the provincial agency supported Ontario’s health care system. In […]
Dec. 31, 2019 – You got your flu shot. You’ve been cleaning your hands often. And yet you’ve just woken up with a fever, terrible fatigue and aches that feel worse than any cold you’ve ever had. You’ll probably have to stay home from work or school, but now what? We asked two of our […]
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, […]