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Osler expands COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic hours

Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 12:00 AM

New hours increase capacity for COVID-19 testing in Brampton

William Osler Health System (Osler) has increased the hours of operation for its COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic located at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial). The Clinic, which is dedicated to testing, assessing and providing care to people who meet both the COVID-19 testing criteria and who have cold, flu-like and possible COVID-19 symptoms, is now open daily, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. No appointment is...

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Etobicoke resident recognized for giving back to local community

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

Since 1986, Marlin Morrell has been a dedicated volunteer at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Etobicoke General Hospital. With 35 years as a volunteer, she speaks as a voice of experience when she says, “get out and try it and you’ll never regret it.”

At the age of 75, she’s a hero everyone can look up to. And now Marlin has been recognized for her dedication to her community after receiving a 2020 Urban Hero Award, Judges Selection from Star Metroland Media. The awards, now in their 11th year,...

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Pocket-sized ultrasound making waves in Osler's Emergency Departments

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020 12:00 AM

If you happen to see one of Osler's Emergency Department (ED) physicians walking around sporting a fanny pack, it's not a new fashion statement. Tucked away in that tiny pouch is a pocket-sized, hand-held ultrasound device – a powerful new piece of technology that is revolutionizing point-of-care diagnostics and procedural indications to enhance patient safety.

With more than 45 of these portable ultrasounds currently being used by Osler ED and critical care physicians, Dr. Jeffrey Handler, Emergency...

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Youth mental health and addictions: Prevention and treatment

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:00 AM

William Osler Health System is pleased to host a free webinar session focused on Youth Mental Health and Addictions. Open to all, the purpose of the session is to help support youth, aged 15 to 24, and their parents and caregivers, on their mental health journey. This session is especially important now as we all struggle to navigate a new way of life.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Youth Mental Health and Addictions

Speakers

  • Osler Mental Health & Addictions Specialists:
  • Dr....

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Ontario Government provides Osler with funding for more hospital beds in Brampton and Etobicoke

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

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, visited William Osler Health System (Osler) to announce immediate funding to increase hospital inpatient capacity. The funding supports 87 additional beds across Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital, which will further enable Osler to provide care to a growing number of patients in the time ahead.

“We greatly appreciate the government’s critical investment in our hospitals and value its commitment...