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Tips for patients recovering from an injury or illness at home during COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Recovering from an injury or illness doesn’t have to be put on hold because of the pandemic. There are many ways you can continue your recovery process at home! If you are returning home after an injury or illness, check out these useful tips from Osler’s Occupational Therapists (OT) to help assist with your recovery and overall wellbeing during these difficult times.

Be prepared for virtual care or online appointments

Since the start of the pandemic, several health care services have shifted to...

Dr. Mahin Baqi, an Infectious Diseases Specialist with William Osler Health System

Preparing for the next wave of COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 AM

What we’ve learned and what you can do

Dr. Mahin Baqi, an Infectious Diseases Specialist with William Osler Health System, answers some frequently heard questions and offers advice to help you stay healthy over the coming months.

As we enter a second wave of COVID-19 what have we learned from the first wave that can help us this time around?

We know a lot more about COVID-19 now than we did in March. For example, we now know that people with mild to moderate disease are most infectious in the 48-hours...

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Are you Fit2Sit?

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Fit2Sit is a joint program between Peel Regional Paramedic Services and William Osler Health System through which patients arriving at Brampton Civic Hospital by ambulance will sit in a waiting room chair upon their arrival, if they are well enough to do so.

By being Fit2Sit, you’re helping to:

  • free up stretchers for others in need
  • allow paramedics to return to the community faster to continue providing emergency care

Brampton Civic staff will monitor each patient who is Fit2Sit while they wait to...

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Police and health care partners launch new protocol to help people in crisis

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 AM

A new protocol developed by local police and health care partners will launch today to benefit patients and positively impact the delivery of services by the partner organizations.

The Peel Region Police-Hospital Transfer Protocol is an agreement between William Osler Health System (Osler), Peel Regional Police, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Dufferin Branch, and Ontario Provincial Police Caledon Detachment. The agreement outlines the steps each organization...

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Osler launches phone and online appointment bookings for COVID-19 tests

Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 12:00 AM

William Osler Health System (Osler) is now offering phone and online appointment bookings for anyone who wants to receive a COVID-19 test at its COVID-19 Testing Centres in Brampton and Etobicoke. Starting today, Thursday, October 8 at 8:00 a.m., people will be able to book appointments online through the hospital’s website and by phone through a dedicated line.

Osler began COVID-19 testing by appointment earlier this week, after the Ontario Government directed all Testing Centres to adopt this new...