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Let’s connect! Osler inviting local residents to Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Community invited to dial-in to receive updates on the hospital’s COVID-19 response and health care initiatives

William Osler Health System (Osler) is inviting community residents to participate in an upcoming Telephone Town Hall. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Osler’s ongoing COVID-19 response and receive updates about the hospital’s programs and services, as well as future redevelopment priorities.

The Telephone Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, December...

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Small changes can reduce fall risks in a big way

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Everyone has tripped, stumbled, slipped, or tumbled at some point in their lives. But for people aged 65 and older, falls can be more serious. Falls are the cause of 85 percent of injury-related hospitalizations for seniors and half of these falls occur in their own homes. Even if a fall does not result in injury, any fall or temporary loss of balance can affect their confidence and quality of life. We spoke to Kathryn Leach, Physiotherapist in our Geriatric Outreach Program, about the daily habits...

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Bringing a global perspective home

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 AM

This month, William Osler Health System (Osler) would have sent its eighth delegation of staff and physicians to visit, share with, and learn from hospitals in India and Pakistan through the Sun Life Osler Global Health Program. While at this time we’re not able to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today I’m reflecting on what our program has taught us so far and sharing three key takeaways from our experiences.

Osler’s participation in this program has actively advanced three goals: to learn,...

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Virtual fundraising concert raises vital funds for hospital equipment

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 12:00 AM

They may have been physically distanced, but over 2000 people gathered virtually on Friday night to raise more than $460,000 for William Osler Health System’s (Osler) three hospitals and show their support for the front line health workers who’ve been working day and night since the pandemic began. For the first time in the event’s nine-year history, music fans and philanthropists came together online for the annual Gala Benefit Concert in support of William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler...

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Osler’s Brampton COVID-19 Testing Centre temporarily closed for repairs

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020 12:00 AM

After outdoor facility sustains damage due to wind storm, Osler is working to complete repairs and reopen as soon as possible

William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton COVID-19 Testing Centre at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex is temporarily closed for repairs after the outdoor facility sustained some damage during a severe wind storm on Sunday, November 15.

To ensure the health and safety of patients, all appointments scheduled at the Brampton COVID-19 Testing Centre for Monday, November 16, have...