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.
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Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
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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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Clostridium difficile (also called C.
difficile or C.
diff.) is a bacterium that produces toxins or types of poison that can cause swelling in the intestinal tract.
C. difficile infection causes symptoms like diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. Antibiotic treatment may increase the risk of developing
C.difficile infection. Good environment cleaning is very important in preventing the spread of
At UHN, all admitted patients that unexpectedly develop diarrhea are tested for
C. difficile infection. Patients with
C. difficile infection are placed under contact precautions in a single room. This means that all visitors must wear a fresh gown and gloves as well as perform hand hygiene when entering the room. We also use specialized cleaning protocols to reduce
C. difficile transmission from patient to patient in the hospital.
C. difficile rates are monitored closely by UHN and reported monthly to the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.
C. difficile infection rate is calculated as a rate per 1,000 patient days. The “total patient days” represents the sum of the number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during the given time period.
The rate is calculated as follows:(Number of new hospital acquired cases of
C. difficile in our facility / Total number of patient days for one month) x 1000.To view
C. difficile rates for all Ontario Hospitals, please visit the
Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care website.