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We have never wavered in our commitment to patients at UHN since the onset of the pandemic – and despite these trying days, I see you carrying on. I see you showing kindness and compassion to frightened patients. I see you pausing to share in moments of humanity with your colleagues, while racking every corner of your brain for ideas and suggestions that might help us out of this dire situation. I see you putting on a brave face. But I know you are worried and scared. And I know there is not a single person here who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do over the lives we have lost to COVID-19.
I want you to know we are using every single resource we have to grab hold of Wave 3. The health system is completely united in our task of conquering COVID-19. As we continue to navigate a challenging number of weeks, I hope you will continue to support one another in the exceptional ways you always have. In return, please know that UHN's Senior Management Forum is doing everything in our power to help – and that we are joined by the full force of UHN's Board of Trustees. Thank you isn't enough for your remarkable service, TeamUHN, but please accept these words today as my deepest gratitude.
In response to 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.
Preparing the health system for Wave 3: Critical care capacity and addressing transport challenges
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 April 15, 2021.
Please use the mental health supports we have available at UHN. Use the
UHN Cares program (Corporate Intranet > COVID-19 Preparedness > Mental Health Supports). Share widely and check in with one another often.
This week (April 18-24) is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW): Thanks to everyone working with the
Ajmera Transplant Centre and Trillium Gift of Life during these very challenging times, keeping transplant patients safe during the pandemic and keeping this life-saving program running. The Centre is Canada's largest transplant program. Thanks to the generosity of organ donors, we perform more than 600 transplants every year.
Last week, it was my pleasure to participate in the launch of the
Max Planck – University of Toronto Centre for Neural Science and Technology. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is one of the world's premier research organizations and this new Centre marks their first time partnering with hospital-based research institutes. UHN is proud to be one of those leading institutes, alongside SickKids and CAMH (which are all affiliated with the University of Toronto). The new Centre is co-led by Taufik Valiante (Scientist, Krembil Brain Institute) and Joyce Poon (Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics).
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