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In addition to caring for 1,000 inpatients with COVID-19, we have also received more than 6,700 visits related to COVID-19 through our Emergency Departments, outpatient, clinics and Toronto Western COVID-19 Assessment Centre. These are sobering numbers and I know that UHN continues to care for some of Ontario's sickest patients.
Realizing the number of people TeamUHN has helped – which extends beyond these numbers – made me reflect on what has been lost, but also about what I am grateful for, which is working with all of you. When I look at what you have done together over the past year, it is about so much more than any numerical milestone. It is about the care you've given one another. It is about the dedication I have seen in your actions, despite the fear this virus brought to us. It is about your generosity and the generosity of your families as you have continued with your work across care, research and education. On behalf of UHN's Board of Trustees and Senior Management Forum, thank you.
In response to the concerning state of COVID-19, UHN activated its Executive COVID-19 IMS (Incident Management System) table. Membership includes our Executive Leadership Forum and other members of COVID-19 work streams. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a snapshot of the discussion.
UHN's Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) represents a broad range of voices and skill sets from across the organization and provides direction and oversight in service of patients, TeamUHN and our vision of A Healthier World.
See the full membership on UHN.ca. The last ELF meeting was held on March 18, 2021.
Last week was Brain Awareness Week (March 15 - 21) – deepest thanks to our colleagues who are advancing care, research and education in this domain. In honour of this observance, the Krembil Brain Institute at UHN, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Gairdner Foundation, are hosting a two half-day symposium on March 30 - 31 titled Alzheimer's: Why Haven't We Solved it Yet. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
See more information and register.
March 26 is Purple Day, an international day of action for those in the epilepsy community to raise awareness and decrease stigma about the disorder. March is also Epilepsy Awareness Month. The Krembil Brain Institute's
Neuron to Brain Laboratory will be hosting a livestreamed event on March 26 in honour of Purple Day to celebrate the incredible work of UHN's epilepsy team and program.
See more information and register.
March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which annually commemorates the date in 1882 when Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes TB. Thanks to our colleagues at the
UHN TB Clinic, which remained open during the pandemic and provided quality care for more active TB patients than usual. Many patients were unable to access care in the community due to COVID-19 restrictions, and our colleagues stepped up to meet their needs.
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