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Cars line up at the South Fletchers Drive-Thru Assessment Centre

A behind-the-scenes look: The making of a COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Last week, Osler reached two milestones. First, performing more than 50,000 COVID-19 tests – the largest number of tests performed by any hospital in the province – and then, opening its newest COVID-19 Assessment Centre at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex in Brampton. This new Assessment Centre is just one of the many actions Osler has undertaken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community through increased testing.

Building a safe and functional Assessment Centre is no small feat and requires...

Osler physician with a virtual care camera and monitor stand

Expanding patient outreach through virtual care

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 AM

The virtual technologies that so many of us are using on our Smart phones and computers to connect with family and friends during the pandemic are also being put to good use at William Osler Health System (Osler) to deliver safe, confidential patient care to people in their homes. As a long-time champion of virtual care, and with patient safety top of mind, Osler is connecting more patients and health care professionals via phone and videoconferencing, as it expands its virtual care offerings for...

Staff working the Etobicoke drive-thru assessment centre

Osler opens drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex to increase safe and convenient testing in the community

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:00 AM

Brampton Drive-Thru COVID-19 Assessment Centre will open June 16, replacing Peel Memorial location

William Osler Health System (Osler) is opening a COVID-19 assessment centre in Brampton – a drive-thru model – that will better serve the people of Brampton and the surrounding community with expanded options for COVID-19 assessment and testing.

The centre will move from its current location at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness to South Fletcher’s Sportsplex, where it will serve...

COVID-19 patient Tony Passarelli with his wife Linda

Osler COVID-19 patient home after 40 days in hospital

Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 12:00 AM

Tony Passarelli's family never lost hope – even when things seemed hopeless.

The 52-year-old Bolton man spent 40 days in hospital fighting for his life after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Today, he is at home recovering with the love and support of his family. “The only thing that got us through it was hope,” said his wife, Linda. “No matter how hopeless the day, at the end of it I would always tell the kids we've got to stay positive.”

Tony's journey started in mid-March with a trip to his family...

(l-r) Dr. Amit Ayra, Palliative Care Physician and Dr. Naheed Dosani, Palliative Care Physician

Osler physicians deliver award-winning palliative care

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 12:00 AM

You’ll find Osler’s Dr. Naheed Dosani wherever the need is; working both on the frontlines and behind the scenes providing supportive palliative care that helps patients with life-limiting and life-threatening illness live their fullest, most meaningful lives. This approach, coupled with his unbridled passion for helping the most vulnerable in our society has garnered many accolades for the palliative care physician.

Last week, Dr. Naheed Dosani received the prestigious 2020 Humanitarian Award from...