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Brampton resident, Ken Cuthbert receives his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech at Osler’s COVID- 19 Vaccine Clinic

Osler COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic now open to Peel Region residents 80 years and older

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 11:56 AM

Local eligible seniors can now book an appointment by phone and online for Osler’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

William Osler Health System (Osler) is now vaccinating Peel Region residents who are 80 years of age and older or who will be turning 80 in 2021 against COVID-19. Starting, Monday, March 1, eligible residents are able to book appointments by phone through a dedicated line and online through Osler’s website to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

“This is a very exciting milestone for our community...

Osler’s new Virtual Urgent Care service gives patients access to physicians from the comfort of home

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:51 AM

Virtual appointments with emergency physicians can be booked seven days a week, starting February 24

William Osler Health System (Osler) will soon launch a new Virtual Urgent Care service to provide local residents with access to care for urgent, but non-life threatening, medical issues from the comfort of their homes.

Through this service, patients can book same-day virtual appointments with an Osler emergency physician by using either a smartphone, computer or tablet. The service – which starts...

Dr. Brandon Sheffield, Pathologist, Medical Director of Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology and Physician Lead, Research

A global first: New technology brings faster diagnosis to cancer patients

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 12:11 PM

For patients with cancer, the faster they are diagnosed, the sooner they can start potentially life-saving treatment. New technology, available only at William Osler Health System (Osler), is speeding up this process, providing diagnoses in days instead of weeks. In the area of oncology, this is a game-changer.

Osler is the first hospital anywhere in the world to offer genetic testing through ‘rapid comprehensive next generation sequencing’ – a rapid examination of the genetic changes inside of a...

Honouring Black history and celebrating Black History Month

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:00 AM

This month, William Osler Health System (Osler) is joining many other Canadian institutions in observing Black History Month. I’m proud to work for an organization that draws strength from its diversity and is committed to inclusion and anti-discrimination. And yet even as I reflect on all we’ve done, I know there is still so much to do. 

Corporate policies, procedures and good intentions fall short when they are not felt and lived by the very people they are intended to support. As CEO, it’s...

Dr. Prakash Babani, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist, demonstrates rTMS treatment at 2020 event celebrating funding received from Bell Let's Talk

Breakthrough treatment provides hope for patients with mood and depression disorders

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 02:07 PM

For Brampton resident, Manjeet Kaur, it was an article in a local newspaper about a new treatment for mood and depression disorders that changed the trajectory of her mental health journey. Diagnosed with major depression in 2003, Manjeet had seen multiple doctors and had tried various medications. Unfortunately in her case, her condition did not improve significantly and her medications often resulted in adverse side effects.

Last year, Manjeet’s sister-in-law shared an article with her about...