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Rendering of the new Guru Nanak Emergency Department sign at Brampton Civic Hospital which is slated for installation in the new year

Osler celebrates the contributions of local Sikh community on Gurpurab

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020 12:00 AM

As Sikhs and other followers around the world celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday today, William Osler Health System (Osler) is using the occasion to recognize the local Sikh community for their contributions toward Brampton Civic Hospital.

Brampton Civic opened in 2007 and funds raised by the Sikh community helped complete the development of the hospital. The generosity of the Sikh community was recognized with the hospital’s Emergency Department being named for Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder...

Osler patient Parminder Sidhu

Etobicoke Renal Centre brings lifesaving care closer to home

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 AM

To say it’s been a busy year for health care is a massive understatement. But in addition to fighting COVID-19, the team at William Osler Health System (Osler) continues to deliver other critical health care services for the community.

One such service has been Osler’s Etobicoke Renal Care Centre. Opened at the height of the pandemic inside of the Etobicoke Wellness Centre at Etobicoke General Hospital, the Centre brings lifesaving treatment closer to home for residents who previously had to travel...

An Osler clinician caring for a patient while both are wearing masks

Let’s connect! Osler inviting local residents to Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Community invited to dial-in to receive updates on the hospital’s COVID-19 response and health care initiatives

William Osler Health System (Osler) is inviting community residents to participate in an upcoming Telephone Town Hall. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Osler’s ongoing COVID-19 response and receive updates about the hospital’s programs and services, as well as future redevelopment priorities.

The Telephone Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, December...

Elderly couple going for a stroll

Small changes can reduce fall risks in a big way

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Everyone has tripped, stumbled, slipped, or tumbled at some point in their lives, but for people aged 65 and older, falls can be more serious. 85 percent of injury-related hospitalizations for seniors are caused by falls and half of these occur in their own homes.

As a community hospital, we are currently working on implementing a best practice guideline (BPG) called “Preventing falls and reducing injury from falls”, through our partnership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario as a Best...

Four boys wearing Canada backpacks they were gifted from the 2019 Global Health tour group

Bringing a global perspective home

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 AM

This month, William Osler Health System (Osler) would have sent its eighth delegation of staff and physicians to visit, share with, and learn from hospitals in India and Pakistan through the Sun Life Osler Global Health Program. While at this time we’re not able to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today I’m reflecting on what our program has taught us so far and sharing three key takeaways from our experiences.

Osler’s participation in this program has actively advanced three goals: to learn,...