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Osler’s road to recovery

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2021 08:59 AM

Osler is on the road to recovery. After 17 challenging months, Osler has reached a pivotal point in our COVID-19 journey and we are now shifting gears towards the resumption of services and programs paused by the pandemic.

I know that having these services on hold has been difficult and that some people have been waiting a long time for care while we focused on our COVID-19 response. Every decision we made was done to help keep our community and patients and families, staff, physicians and volunteers...

Man sitting on the floor holding his head while a loved one comforts him

Four things you need to know about brain injuries

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 01:21 PM

The summer season means spending more time outside (safely!). Whether you’re walking, riding a bike or playing sports, taking the right precautions during these activities can help prevent a brain injury.

We spoke with Dr. Sanja Paleksic, Physiatrist at William Osler Health System, to learn more about brain injuries and how to prevent them.

Brain injuries can happen in different ways

A brain injury is essentially a disruption in brain function that can be caused by both big and small accidents. It...

Kitty Balachandran, Osler Emergency Department Patient Concierge

Osler ED patient concierge is ‘grateful to be there’ for patients and families

Posted on Friday, July 09, 2021 02:10 PM

Once found only in upscale hotels, the role of the concierge has made its way into the health care setting, including Osler’s two Emergency Departments (EDs). While there are clearly significant differences between the responsibilities of a hotel concierge and an ED patient concierge their purpose is the same – to help ensure those using the service have a positive experience. In speaking with Kitty Balachandran, Patient Concierge at Osler, we learn about her role, what she’s learned in the last...

Osler to wind down COVID-19 testing centres and vaccine clinics to help focus on recovery efforts

Posted on Friday, July 09, 2021 11:04 AM

Throughout July and August 2021, William Osler Health System’s (Osler) COVID-19 testing centres and COVID-19 vaccine clinics will close to support Osler’s careful and gradual recovery efforts.

The COVID-19 Testing Centre at Osler’s Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial) will close effective July 11, 2021 and the COVID-19 Testing Centre at Etobicoke General Hospital will close effective July 25, 2021. Both will close at the end of clinic operations on the last day....

Golfers enjoyed a sunny day on the links at the 14th annual Osler Open: Brampton Invitational. Pictured L-R: Sue McDermott; Barb Hume-Wright, Barbara Hickson; Gia DeJulio, Osler Foundation Board member.

Golfers tee up to raise more than $200,000 for local health care

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:50 AM

With golfers eager to get back to the links after a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 14th Annual Osler Open: Brampton Invitational was a hole in one. The sold-out event raised over $200,000 in support of Osler’s hospitals in Brampton (Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Health and Wellness). While the event looked different than in years past with procedures and protocols in place to protect against COVID-19, what didn’t change was the enthusiasm and support of the 144...