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The OHA has let all hospitals know that ONA plans a public campaign related to the upcoming negotiations. ONA members will be encouraged by their union to participate in this campaign which may include social media, stickers for members on the bargaining priorities, and other means of letting people know what the priorities for ONA are at the bargaining table. UHN respects the rights of members to participate in this campaign, and union leadership has told the OHA that there are no plans to affect the operations of any hospital.
UHN is fully supportive of the approach that all negotiations should take place at the bargaining table rather than in the public domain. This means that communications to members and hospitals will come directly through ONA in the case of members and the OHA in the case of hospitals.
Nurses are critically important to patients, family members, and to all members of TeamUHN. We recognize that the pandemic years have been extremely stressful and, through it all, nurses at UHN have risen to every challenge and have always been there for patients, families, and their colleagues. We know that the work of the negotiators is important and hope that the work at the table proceeds rapidly to a settlement that is supported by all parties.
Sunday was the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia. We remember the six people who were killed and the 19 others who were injured six years ago during the horrific attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy. We proudly stand with our Muslim colleagues and TeamUHN members to say that Islamophobia has no place at UHN or anywhere in our country. We remember the victims, we honour the resilience of the Muslim community in Canada, and we embrace our collective responsibility to confront and dispel Islamophobia.
In recognition of World Cancer Day, The Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer, which raises millions of dollars annually for UHN's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will host an event in the lobby of The Princess Margaret on Feb. 3 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Ride participants, cancer survivors, and doctors will be spinning 200+ km, representing the challenge of The Ride. Princess Margaret/UHN Riders are invited to stop by, have a coffee and take a spin. The event will be hosted beside the Foundation desk located in the central part of the main floor at 610 University Ave. World Cancer Day is an international day marked on
Feb. 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. This year's theme is "Close the Care Gap."
UHN is in the process of strengthening our employee experience and better preparing our people for the future of work. We understand it's been a very challenging past few years, and we know it is time for a change. Our People Survey will help us better understand what currently makes UHN a great place to work and where we can do better. We want to hear from you. Your voice is critical to designing a path forward for our workforce that is future-focused, impactful, and actionable. To access the survey, please click the link below. The survey will remain open until February 3rd. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The data we collect is 100 percent confidential and results are only reported in summary form only. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Christopher Aiken, Leader, Strategy & Planning for People & Culture at Christopher.Aiken@uhn.ca. UHN People Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7184316/UHN-People-Survey.
A happy retirement to Gloria Valderrama and Jennifer Lavia, an inseparable, powerhouse duo in UHN Nutrition Services who have worked together for 46 years. This
UHN News story captures the wonderful friendship and collegiality these two have shared for decades and why they decided to retire together on
Jan. 31. Gloria began her career with Nutrition Services as a dietary aide in 1975 at Toronto Rehab's E.W. Bickle Centre, then called Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Jennifer started in 1977 and, in time, they both moved to the Nutrition Centre at Toronto Rehab on University Ave. where they have worked in various roles. "I enjoy what I'm doing for the patients," Gloria told UHN News. We wish them both all the very best in retirement with lots of time for travel and well-earned relaxation.
Read the full UHN News story for more.
A patient-led research team from UHN's Ajmera Transplant Centre has received a four-year funding grant of US$2 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to research primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare inflammatory pediatric disease. The team is working in partnership the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto, SickKids hospital, and patient partners organization,
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure. As part of the research team, patient partners will give input throughout the study. "Team-based science is the future," said Dr. Ian McGilvray, a team member and surgeon who is Head of Liver and Pancreas Surgery at UHN's Sprott Department of Surgery. PSC is a chronic liver disease that damages the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver, causing damage that can lead to liver failure and necessitate a transplant to survive.
Learn more about how researchers hope to unlock the mysteries of this rare disease.
Check out this
UHN News story on how the widespread adoption of virtual care during the pandemic has been a silver lining for both patients and providers. The UHN Centre for Mental Health has seen more than 80 per cent of its outpatient appointments conducted virtually since the start of the crisis, with patients appreciating the greater flexibility and privacy of virtual appointments. "Mental health has been a shining star for virtual care," Jennifer Catton, Director, Outpatient Strategy & Diagnostic Performance, told UHN News. The story also captures how
RESTORE, a completely free intervention designed by Dr. Kathryn Trottier, Clinical Lead of UHN's Eating Disorders Program, is helping people with extremely stressful experiences related to the pandemic find improvements with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. As we've long said, UHN aims to use the power of technology and virtual tools to create better experiences, outcomes, and efficiencies for our patients, families, and providers.
Read the full story. Learn more about RESTORE
And now... our TikTok of the week. In light of World Cancer Day and its theme – "Close the Care Gap" – this
video shows how UHN's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is fostering an inclusive environment with all-gender washrooms.
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