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July 2022 Update from William Osler Health System

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 02:47 PM

Like many hospitals across the province, William Osler Health System (Osler) continues to face significant pressures due to ongoing staffing shortages and high demand for care. It is a challenging time for all of us in health care as we face this 7th wave, as well as for many of you in our community who require care. Every day, Osler’s dedicated teams work diligently to carefully balance the need for our services with staffing challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Please know we...

(l-r) Thaliyah, RN, Paediatrics Unit, Etobicoke General Hospital, and Michelle, RN, Labour and Delivery, Brampton Civic Hospital

Michelle and Thaliyah bring life to our growing community

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 03:25 PM

Michelle (pictured on the right) and Thaliyah are registered nurses (RNs) in the Women’s and Children’s program at Osler.

Michelle is a Labour and Delivery (L&D) nurse at Brampton Civic Hospital. One of the more experienced nurses on the unit, she has been working at Osler for 23 years. Each year, Michelle and her team support the delivery of about 5,000 babies into our growing community.

Thaliyah works on the Paediatrics unit at Etobicoke General Hospital and joined the organization in March...

(l-r): The Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and MPP, Dufferin-Caledon; Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation; Dr. Frank Martino, Interim President & CEO, William Osler Health System; The Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and MPP, Etobicoke North; Bikram Dhillon, Chief Executive Officer, BVD Group; Mrs. Varinder Dhillon; Chanvir Dhillon, Chief Operating Officer, BVD Group; The Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board and MPP, Brampton South; Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton

BVD Group pledges $10 million to Osler Foundation to support health care in Brampton and Etobicoke

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 03:19 PM

William Osler Health System (Osler) and William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) are thrilled to announce a $10 million donation from BVD Group. As Osler continues to grow to meet the increasing demands in one of the most diverse communities in Canada, funds will go towards the local hospital system’s greatest equipment and redevelopment needs, and help strengthen health care in Brampton and Etobicoke for years to come.

BVD Group, which serves the North American transportation industry,...

(l-r): Harprit, Social Worker, and Diana, Registered Nurse, stand together in the Oncology Unit

“Will my cancer come back?”: Coping with the fear of recurrence

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 09:02 AM

When cancer treatment ends, it is completely normal to feel a bit lost when returning back to regular life and routines. Osler’s survivorship clinic supports cancer survivors as they continue to heal and build their lives after cancer. With the end of treatment also comes a separate worry: Will my cancer come back and how do I calm this scary thought?

We spoke with Harprit, Social Worker, and Diana, Registered Nurse in the survivorship clinic about how to cope with the fear of recurrence.


Dr. Yael Perez, Osler’s Medical Director, Stroke Services

Dr. Perez’s five tips for brain health

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 04:13 PM

Dr. Yael Perez, MD PhD, FRCPC, is Osler’s Medical Director, Stroke Services and has been a stroke neurologist since 2010. After her subspecialty training in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases at the Toronto Western Hospital with the University of Toronto, Dr. Perez served as Medical Director of Stroke Services for the West GTA Stroke Network and Trillium Health Partners.

As we age, good brain health is important to ensure your brain is functioning at its best. According to Heart and Stroke Canada,...