Good Tuesday morning – and sincere thanks to all on TeamUHN who cared for and supported our patients this long weekend.
Here's what happened in safety last week:
Minister Christine Elliott announced funding for new hospital beds across Ontario as part of $90 million in additional investment to help end hallway medicine.
Next, in honour of
Cyber Security Awareness Month, I'll share a quick story to show how phishing scams are becoming increasingly difficult to spot.
Several fraudulent emails recently went out under the name "Kevin Smith" with the message "Are you still in the office?". The "tell" was it came from a non-UHN email address. Those who replied received a series of responses which eventually led to a request to purchase several iTunes gift cards. Thankfully, no one fell victim to that part and the messages were forwarded to
firstname.lastname@example.org so we could manage the issue. Let's remember to stay alert and prevent cyber-attacks that could impact patient care, research efforts and employee information! Our UHN Digital colleagues block more than 1,000 malicious events every month but cyber security is our shared responsibility. You have an opportunity to help determine how we'll educate TeamUHN on cyber security moving forward by filling out
this survey (and entering to win a gift card).
Finally, if you know great colleagues who deserve recognition – and I know you all do – please nominate them
here for our
Living our Values award. I've been reading your submissions including one about someone who has consistently demonstrated teamwork, compassion and integrity at one of our research labs since its inception many decades ago. This person is also described as the "quiet glue that keeps our laboratory running." High praise! Nominations close Oct. 15.
Have a good week,