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Doctors’ Day 2020: Going beyond in a pandemic

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 12:00 AM

Each May 1, Ontario celebrates Doctors’ Day to recognize the contributions of physicians across our province. At William Osler Health System (Osler), we could not be prouder of the more than 1,000 doctors who choose to practice at our hospitals and provide invaluable care in our community.

For many, Doctors' Day resonates a little more this year. As COVID-19 creates unprecedented challenges, the pandemic is requiring new ways of working together – and at Osler, many of our highly-skilled doctors...

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Osler Foundation announces new $2.5 million fundraising goal in the ongoing fight against COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:00 AM

Thanks to the generosity of more than 1800 donors, William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) has met its $1 million fundraising goal in support of William Osler Health System (Osler) and its response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the pandemic continues and the health care needs to combat it escalate, Osler Foundation has set out to raise an additional $1.5 million (total of $2.5 million) through its Health Care Heroes campaign. The funds raised will help purchase critical...

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Six strategies for talking to kids about COVID-19

Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:00 AM

They have questions and you want to be best equipped to answer them. We spoke to Elaine, Child Life Specialist about some of the best ways to talk to kids about COVID-19. She shares some helpful ways to have these conversations and also provides some child-friendly answers to some big questions children may have.

1. Open up the conversation

It’s inevitable that kids have heard about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and it’s important for us to talk to them about it in an honest, factual, and supportive...

Laura Gibson, Resource Nurse at Brampton Civic Hospital

In this together – a story from the frontlines

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 AM

For Laura Gibson, Resource Nurse at Brampton Civic Hospital, managing the patient flow of a bustling Emergency Department had become second nature. But her routine changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are now focused on identifying COVID-positive patients that need to be isolated and providing the proper education for those who are being discharged to self-isolate, then making sure they have appropriate follow-up,” she says.

Getting organized and being flexible to shift roles and...

Sajjad Ebrahim and his wife in front of Peel Memorial's Urgent Care Centre

Sajjad Ebrahim announces $100,000 donation to help fight COVID-19

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Even before novel coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared in Ontario, Osler staff and physicians mobilized, preparing to face the approaching pandemic head on. And in the days since, they’ve been working around the clock, responding to COVID-19 with the same dedication and expertise they show day in and day out. They are health care heroes—but even the bravest heroes need the right tools.

Vital life-saving equipment—ventilators, vital signs monitors, stretchers, vein finders and thermometers—is needed to...