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(l-r) Steven Wimmer, MBTW-WAI; Councillor Doug Whillans; Ken Mayhew, Osler Foundation; Mayor Patrick Brown; Trevor Hall, DG Group; Vivian Douglas, City of Brampton; Mike Harris; MBTW-WAI; Alistair Shields, KLM Planning Group

A mountain of support: Ski Day event raises $83,000 for local hospitals

Posted on Monday, March 02, 2020 12:00 AM

There was fresh, powdered snow for skiers and snowboarders who enjoyed a day on the slopes at Caledon Ski Club in support of William Osler Health System Foundation’s (Osler Foundation) 12th annual Ski Day, presented by DG Group. The annual event attracted over 180 winter sports enthusiasts who together raised $83,000 to help purchase equipment and fund redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.


Connie Zammit, Brampton Civic rehab patient, and Amanda Kidnie, Recreation Therapist, participate in Aqua Therapy Program

Helping patients 'flourish' when they leave the hospital

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Eighty-two-year-old Connie Zammit swims seven days a week.

Her love of swimming has inspired others and, depending on the day, she's usually joined by four to six ladies, all of whom consider Connie to be the unofficial leader of their 'swim club'.

It wasn't that long ago, however, that an unexpected injury had Connie wondering if her swimming days were over. “I was rushing around and tripped over my shoes,” she said. The fall broke her pelvic bone – an injury that led to a 40-day stay on Brampton...

Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO, William Osler Health System

Osler announces Dr. Naveed Mohammad as its new President and CEO

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Long-time Osler physician and leader appointed to lead one of Canada’s largest community hospitals

Today, Jane McMullan, Chair of the William Osler Health System (Osler) Board of Directors announced that long-time Osler physician and leader, Dr. Naveed Mohammad, has been named as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes as a result of a comprehensive search spanning the last five months.

Dr. Mohammad has been with Osler since 1997, beginning as an emergency...

Advanced Practice Provider, Chirayu Desai examines a patient at his clinic

New Brampton and area clinics provide faster help for low back pain

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:00 AM

A year ago, Maganbhai Patel was sitting in his living room in Brampton suffering from debilitating, chronic low back pain that was seriously hampering his ability to work and his overall quality of life. Today, the 70 year-old Brampton resident is pain-free and ready to return to work thanks to a referral to the new OHIP-funded Rapid Access Clinics (RACs) for Low Back Pain.

Launched in the fall of 2019 through a local health care partnership, the RACs for Low Back Pain provide people experiencing...

Woman bundled up outside in the cold

Frostbite and Hypothermia: A guide to staying safe in the cold

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00 AM

With the winter weather among us, it’s important to know the possible health effects of cold temperatures and how to best protect ourselves.

We spoke with Dr. Tajinder Kaura, Emergency Medicine Physician, about frostbite and hypothermia and how to stay safe out there in the cold.

Frostbite vs Hypothermia

Frostbite occurs when your skin, tissues and/or bones freeze after prolonged exposure to the cold. It is most likely to appear on parts of the body most exposed to the cold, like your fingers, toes...