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Letter to the community from William Osler Health System

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 12:39 PM

On January 1, we welcomed in a new year – albeit one that looks very different from what we imagined even just a few weeks earlier. The highly-transmissible Omicron variant struck relentlessly, spreading rapidly through our community and across the world, pushing us all into unchartered waters.

The emergence of Omicron, at this particular moment in time, has put our health care system under enormous pressure. Despite this, Osler remains a safe place to receive care and to work.

Our teams continue...

Pat Somasundaram, a resource nurse in Peel Memorial’s Urgent Care Centre

Resource nurse happy to be ‘back home’ in Peel Memorial’s Urgent Care Centre

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 12:02 PM

On December 6, Pat Somasundaram, a resource nurse in Peel Memorial’s Urgent Care Centre (UCC), arrived for her first shift in the UCC since it closed in April 2020. Pat, like many of her colleagues, had been redeployed to another area in the hospital to support care where the need was greatest during the height of the pandemic. We caught up with her to find out a little more about her role at the UCC and why she’s so excited to be ‘back home’.

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Osler initiates Code Orange to address capacity pressures and staffing challenges

Posted on Monday, January 03, 2022 05:31 PM

On Monday, January 3, William Osler Health System (Osler) declared a Code Orange (Stage 2). This is due to an increase in COVID-19 patient volumes across Osler and staffing challenges that have affected the hospital’s capacity.

“Osler has enacted all contingency planning and has reached Stage 2 of a Code Orange, which is typically used when demand outpaces capacity to ensure internal and external resources are deployed efficiently,” said Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO, William Osler Health...

Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021 02:56 PM

We look forward to continuing to deliver patient-inspired health care without boundaries to our communities throughout the holidays and into the new year. Here’s to a safe and joyful season – and to brighter days ahead.

Holly, an RN in the Operating Room at Brampton Civic Hospital

Holly operates with care and compassion

Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:50 AM

As a registered nurse (RN) in the Operating Room (OR) at Brampton Civic Hospital, Holly is used to working in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same. But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Holly and the OR team took major steps to adjust to their new normal.

What hasn’t changed is the quality of care provided and the level of patient advocacy that Holly offers to her patients.

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