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 University Health Network is committed to providing a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all our employees, patients and visitors. Smoking and second‐hand smoke is the leading cause of preventable death and there is no safe level of exposure to second‐hand smoke, even when that exposure occurs outdoors. As a result, UHN has committed to becoming a smoke-free environment.
Courtesy of Southlake Regional Health Centre and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The smoke‐free policy prohibits the smoking of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes for all persons in or on all UHN-owned grounds (areas currently designated as smoking areas will be removed). This includes parking areas owned by UHN. This policy extends to all persons on UHN property.
UHN's smoke-free policy applies to employees, medical staff, volunteers, patients, visitors, learners and subcontractors.
The smoke‐free policy does not ask staff, patients, students or visitors to quit smoking, but rather, prohibits smoking on UHN property. For staff, patients, learners and visitors seeking support to quit, there are resources available through UHN's Outpatient Pharmacies, UHN Wellness and through Community Partners (such as
Toronto Public Health,
Smoker's Helpline, and
CAMH). UHN is committed to providing a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all our employees, patients and visitors. This initiative is consistent with our goals of supporting good health and wellness.
At UHN, smoking cessation medications (such as Champix /Varenicline and Wellbutrin/Bupropion) are covered for both non-union and unionized groups that have benefits coverage with Sun Life.
The following non-union employees are not covered: those enrolled in Option 1 and 5 of the Full-time Benefits of Choice Plan, Option 1 of the Part-time Benefits of Choice Plan and those enrolled in the PartTime Grandfathered Plan.
However, employees that have a Health Spending Account under the Benefits of Choice Plans can use this to cover the cost of smoking cessation medication up to the maximum amount allowable.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is not covered by the benefits plans.