Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
Maps & Directions
Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
Ways You Can Help
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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Each unit has a nurse manager and a patient care coordinator. Please ask at the front desk if you wish to speak to them or ask for their business card.
The General Medicine Units are staffed by Internal Medicine Specialists. During your stay, your doctor may also ask other specialists to see you.
Medical students, residents and fellows also may be part of our team.
StudentsYou may encounter students from any health profession during your stay. Students get close supervision from teachers and staff. Students will introduce themselves to you so that you know who they are.
Learn more about health care professional trainees at UHN.
Charge NurseThe charge nurse co-ordinates the functioning of the unit, shift by shift.
Nurse ManagerNurse Managers are in charge of the unit and may be contacted by patients and their families, about any concerns not addressed by the bedside nurse or medical team.
Patient Care Coordinator (PCC)The PCC works with the health care team to coordinate patient care and discharge.
Clinical Nurse SpecialistClinical Nurse Specialists in GIM are advanced practice nurses that offer expertise in geriatrics, complex wound care and diabetes.
NursesYour nurse will provide you with assessment, care and treatment specific to your illness. Your nurse will promote independence, assist with mobility and activities of daily living.
Occupational TherapistsOccupational therapists help you to be more independent. They help you with everyday activities like eating, dressing and bathing.
PharmacistsPharmacists give you information about the medicine you are taking. They also help to make sure you have the best medicine for you.
PhysiotherapistsPhysiotherapists work with you to improve your strength, balance and coordination.
Registered DietitiansDietitians help you learn about healthy eating and what to eat for a special heart diet.
Social WorkersSocial workers help you and your family plan for going home. They can help you find services in the community. They also offer counseling to help you to cope.
Spiritual Care ProfessionalsSpiritual care providers support patients and families of all faiths.
Patient Care Assistants (PCA)Patient care assistants help you with your personal care needs, such as bathing and feeding. They are staff members trained by the hospital.
Ward ClerkWard clerks provide administrative support and are typically the first person who patients meet when arriving on the unit.
Partnering with Patients
Our goal in the GIM program is for you to partner with your health care team. You can do this by speaking to any member of the team and/or using the communication board at your bedside.