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In response to COVID-19, UHN activated its Executive COVID-19 IMS (Incident Management System) table. Membership includes our Executive Leadership Forum and 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 June 3, 2021.
Quality and Safety Committee of the Board
June is Stroke Awareness month in Canada. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada and the leading cause of disability in adults. Every year, nearly 14,000 Canadians die from stroke. That's one every 10 minutes (source: Ontario Stroke Network).
The Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital is the only accredited Acute Care Regional Stroke Centre (RSC) in Toronto providing both tPA thrombolysis ('clot-busting' drug) and endovascular thrombectomy (EVT). As well,
Toronto Rehab's stroke program was the first organization to achieve Stroke Distinction in Canada. Since 2010, TR's stroke program has been awarded Stroke Distinction for three consecutive cycles, by Accreditation Canada. On the research side, scientists at KITE are actively focused on developing accessible therapies and treatments for individuals impacted by stroke.
June is also Brain Injury Awareness month. According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, 452 Canadians suffer a serious brain injury every day (one every three minutes). There are also 150,000 concussions each year in Ontario alone and with 10% having persisting symptoms, there is significant morbidity from what is often labeled a 'mild traumatic brain injury.' The Krembil Brain Institute (KBI) is a world leader in clinical care and translational research for injuries of the central nervous system.
The Canadian Concussion Centre at KBI is an academic, research-oriented, clinical treatment centre for patients with persisting concussion symptoms, now closely aligned with ALTUM Health. Toronto Rehab is a provincial leader in
specialized Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) rehabilitation services – the only program within the Greater Toronto Area that provides services on a fully secured unit, allowing us to care for more vulnerable patients. At KITE, scientists are studying the impacts of acquired brain injury and actively working to bring quality care to marginalized communities.
For anonymous and confidential emotional support, call UHN's peer-to-peer support line at 416-340-5443. You can reach a professional peer counsellor during the evening and on weekends (Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Weekends 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). For additional mental health support, please consider using the
UHN Cares program (Corporate Intranet > COVID-19 Preparedness > Mental Health Supports).
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