​​A week ago the team at Toronto Western was in Code Grey because the extreme cold had overtaxed the boilers and repairs had to be made so that patients could continue to receive the care they needed. I'd like to thank everyone who worked to solve all the issues. Not easy to do at any time but at the start of a long weekend, people's dedication is very much appreciated.

Next week will be my last Friday message about what I'm seeing and hearing as I travel throughout UHN. In March, I'll change to a Monday message that will look ahead each week at some of the things that are happening around UHN of interest to all staff. One of those things is the Employee Engagement Survey which will run from March 30 – April 10. This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about working here, what needs attention and what works well.

The survey --  Have Your Say – was last done two years ago and I understand that your feedback from the 2012 EES survey resulted in a number of actions, including:


Some of these initiatives have been in place for a few years and others are just beginning. And, if you've used these tools or you've taken part in some of the programs, I'd be very interested in how they've helped your career. I would like to see us strive for high participation rates in the survey because this will give us very valuable information on how we can continue to work together to enhance UHN for the benefit of our patients and employees.



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