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Five facts about handwashing everyone should know

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM

We all know it’s important to wash our hands. But do we know where we may fall short? There’s more to hand washing than you may think! With help from Osler’s Manager of Infection, Prevention and Control, Janine Domingos, we’ve come up with a list of surprising facts and tips about hand washing that can help you have the cleanest hands (and keep yourself healthy in the process).

The no-brainer (but important) initial fact

Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of illnesses and infections. Washing...

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Holi Gala 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Given the significant concerns about the rising cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) has decided to cancel this year’s Holi Gala planned for April 4.

Osler Foundation extends heartfelt thanks to the sponsors, committee members and guests who so faithfully, year in and year out, support Osler physicians, nurses and staff who serve with dedication and passion—24/7—and especially during these difficult times.

“All of the equipment in Osler’s hospitals...

Alina Rashid, Oncology Clinic Pharmacist and Oral Anticancer Therapy Program Lead

Unique program empowers patients fighting cancer

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Manuel Paul is an avid golfer. So when he started experiencing pain in his low back he attributed it to the sport he loved. It wasn’t until months later, when the pain became debilitating and he was hospitalized, that he learned he had developed Multiple Myeloma - a type of blood cancer. The severe pain Manuel was experiencing in his back was caused by a hip bone that cracked as the disease progressed.

After undergoing initial rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant at downtown hospitals,...

Peel Memorial's COVID-19 Assessment Centre Signage

Osler opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 AM

With the number of cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Canada, William Osler Health System (Osler) is one of a number of hospitals across the province taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of its community through the opening of an assessment centre to screen for COVID-19.

The Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness is a dedicated clinic that assesses people in the community with possible symptoms of COVID-19. Based on an assessment of their symptoms,...

Some members of Brampton’s Civic cardiac team pose outside one of the hospital’s Cath Labs where they perform a highly-advanced, minimally-invasive procedure one day a month for patients experiencing chronic chest pain

Cardiac collaboration brings highly-specialized procedure to Brampton Civic

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2020 12:00 AM

When Sandeep Sangha started having chest pain while he was running, he chalked it up to a lack of exercise over the winter months.

But the pain and shortness of breath persisted and, despite having no family history of heart disease, he began to worry. He went to see his family doctor who referred him to a cardiologist. Then came a stress test, an angiogram – and a shocking discovery.

One of the arteries supplying blood to Sandeep's heart was 100 per cent blocked.

On January 31, the Brampton truck...