At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
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.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
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.
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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of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
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Spirituality can help you maintain your health and cope with difficult experiences. It can help you find meaning, value and connection, especially during difficult times.
You don’t have to be religious to benefit from spiritual care. We strive to support all types of spiritual expression: religious practice, personal relationships, artistic creation, a connection to nature and more. Our spiritual care professionals will help you express your feelings and concerns in a way that honours your values and beliefs.
We offer you:
“What if I’m not a religious person?”
You do not need to be religious to benefit from spiritual care. Spirituality is about finding meaning, value, and connection, especially during times of difficulty.
“Will you try to convert me?”
No. Spiritual Care Professionals respect your spiritual and religious beliefs. We are not here to change them.
“Is the spiritual care person a volunteer from a church?”
No. Spiritual Care Professionals are employed by UHN. We are professionally trained to work with people in the hospital.
“Is spiritual care only for someone who is dying?”
No. Spiritual care at UHN is for everyone seeking personal growth or coping with change, illness, or loss.
“Is spiritual care available for employees of the hospital?”
Yes. Spiritual care is available for all patients, families AND staff.
We can arrange religious or spiritual services at the request of patients, family members or staff. We can also arrange religious or spiritual rituals. We ask that you give us as much notice as possible when requesting a service.
We also have a bereavement support group to help you if you have lost a loved one.