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.
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department at UHN is devoted to protecting patients from health care-associated infections (HAIs).
The single most important action you can take to prevent the spread of infections is to wash your hands often and thoroughly. Whether you use soap and water (wash for at least 15 seconds) or alcohol-based hand sanitizer (rub hands together for at least 15 seconds), Hand Hygiene is crucial to decrease the spread of infection in hospitals.
IPAC provides hospital-wide services for the prevention and control of HAIs such as:
If you have concerns about any HAI, IPAC, working together with your health care provider, will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you or your family with UHN brochures on these topics.
IPAC is a corporate department that covers all UHN sites. The department includes physicians, epidemiologists (who track infections), Infection Control Professionals (who work directly with clinical areas) behavioural change specialists, a hand hygiene audit team and others, who all work to ensure our patients and staff have the best resources available to prevent and control the spread of infections at UHN.