Advisory: Give yourself extra time when travelling by car to Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, or Toronto Rehab University Centre. City of Toronto construction on University Ave. may cause delays.
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.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
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,
podcasts and more.
UHN (University Health Network) includes Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institutes, and the Michener Institute.
We want to ensure that you focus on your health during your acute care journey, whether as an inpatient or going through active treatment. We encourage you to apply once you feel that you are living well in the community and have had a chance to reflect on your experiences.
Our team appreciates that the patient experience at any health care facility is invaluable to our learning and understanding of how to improve our organization. We welcome your application however preference will be given to UHN patients.
As Patient Partners work directly with staff on specific UHN initiatives, the time commitment for each partnership will vary. For instance, committee work might require a time commitment of once per month, but a focus group will only require one specific date and time.
Most meetings are held during the day (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), however, opportunities do arise for evening meetings, online work, and teleconference options.
The program commits to informing you of the time commitment for each specific initiative prior to partnering with that initiative.
Patients and caregivers can also participate through the Virtual Patient Focus Group. This group is an online forum to provide feedback and input through online surveys and questionnaires. For more information, please visit
Virtual Patient Focus Group.
Patient Partners are reimbursed for travel associated with attending program meetings. i.e., TTC, WheelTrans, cabs, Uber, parking, etc.
At this time, the Patient Partner Program is not a peer-support or mentoring program. Patient Partners work directly with UHN staff only on hospital initiatives and quality improvement projects.
Our team, together with UHN staff, is committed to sharing project outcomes with our Patient Partners. We are in the process of developing a formal feedback tool to ensure the engagement was meaningful and fulfilling for both our Patient Partners and the project.
If you are a UHN staff member, please visit the Intranet site for more information on the
Patient Partner Program
When you join the group, you will need to provide the UHN site(s) you have had care, and your preferred email address for receiving surveys.
Surveys and questions come from UHN staff, departments, and programs who are initiating a change or improvement in their work, and are looking for patient feedback.
Questions will be related to UHN policies, procedures, priorities, and projects. Examples: What do you think about open visiting hours at UHN? Are you interested to receive digital updates about your health? When thinking about your mental health care, what is most important to you?
Surveys are sent out approximately 12 to 14 times per year.
If you have questions about a survey that you received, please contact the Patient Partnerships team at
email@example.com. Survey responses are not mandatory and you can choose which surveys you would like to respond to.