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staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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As we work towards full vaccination for all members of TeamUHN, we sincerely hope the last small group of colleagues will choose to be fully vaccinated by October 22. We do respect, however, it's your choice. In making your final decision we want to remind you that UHN's vaccination policy has been implemented for the safety of both our patients and staff. As you know, Ontario hospitals have a critical role to play in the fight against COVID-19, and vaccination is an essential part of that fight. All Ontario hospitals have made vaccination a priority and the vast majority of health care organizations now require mandatory double vaccination for new hires. Just last week, mandatory vaccination was announced for all Ontario long-term care home staff. It would be most unfortunate for any member of TeamUHN to leave UHN for failing to comply with UHN's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and not be aware that many healthcare organizations — hospitals, long-term care homes, home and community care organizations, etc — now require all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to being hired. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, but you've reconsidered, it's not too late. Contact Health Services and we can help you make the necessary vaccination arrangements.
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.
October 1st was the International Day of Older Persons. Recognized by the United Nations, the
International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to think about ways to eliminate ageism, secure the rights of older adults, and create equitable societies for people of all ages. This year also saw the launch of the
UN's Decade of Healthy Ageing - an international commitment to bring concerted attention, resources and political capital to improving the lives of older adults everywhere. By 2031, 1 in 4 Canadians will be 65 years and older and, in order to meet the associated challenges and harness opportunities for an ageing population, we must take action now to create policies, programs and services that support healthy ageing for all. At UHN, we are proud of the internationally-recognized standard of care we provide to older adults, and continue to improve delivery of care closer to a patient's home through our growing UHN@Home Initiative. As health care professionals, we can commit to ongoing learning, to ensure consistent, equitable and high-quality care for all older adults. As part of that call to action, a reminder that the 9th Annual UHN/Sinai Health
Toronto Geriatrics Update Course, designed to aid TeamUHN's ability to support the diagnosis and management of common geriatric syndromes and provision of culturally appropriate care for older adults, will be held on November 5th.
Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd to 9th. Thank you to UHN's Fire & Life Safety team for ensuring fire safety and code compliance across all UHN sites, while educating TeamUHN on safety and prevention. Join the team in marking Fire Prevention Week, with this year's theme: Learn the sounds of fire safety. Take this
fire safety quiz — if you get a perfect score, you'll be entered to win one of 50 $10 gift cards for Tim Hortons and other grand prizes. For study materials and quiz hints, visit the
Fire & Life Safety Intranet page. Good luck!
Members of TeamUHN were the lucky winners of Maple Leafs tickets. Last week, 25 members of TeamUHN won a pair of tickets to the Maple Leafs Blue v White inter-squad game, which took place on Friday, October 1st. We are grateful to Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and the Maple Leafs for extending this generous offer to TeamUHN.
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