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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...

New hours coming for Osler’s COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic and Testing Centre at Peel Memorial

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021 02:00 PM

As the number of COVID-19 patients in need of hospitalization remains high, William Osler Health System (Osler) is introducing new hours for its COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic and Brampton COVID-19 Testing Centre – both located at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness – in order to ensure continued capacity for safe, quality care delivery at its hospital sites.

Effective February 1, Osler’s COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic will open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, to serve those...

Hand holding cell phone showing the Emergency Department wait clocks webpage

Local residents can now check Osler’s Emergency Departments’ wait times online and in hospitals

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 01:50 PM

Local residents can now view the current expected wait time to see a doctor or nurse practitioner at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Emergency Departments, before coming to a hospital for care. The wait times for both Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital Emergency Departments (ED) are now available on Osler’s website and in the hospitals’ emergency department waiting rooms, providing patients and those seeking care with information that lets them know what to expect so they...