​​​UHN Nurses do it all. They care for us when we are in need. Nurses are empathetic, they provide holistic, clinical, emotional and spiritual support. They also possess grit and strength, critical thinking, and a vast knowledge of anatomy and science. Nurses provide for the patient at the bedside and they also lead teams, collaborate with health care colleagues, and teach and conduct research that can significantly impact health care and health care policy.

As we emerge from the pandemic and look to the future, we visited units across UHN with Toronto photographer Derek Shapton. He spent time with nurses to capture them during moments of strength, courage and levity. Thank you, UHN Nurses!

R.J., Clinical Nurse Specialist, MAID Program

Neuro at TW
Nursing team members, 6A/B Neurovascular and Neuro Level 2, Toronto Western Hospital

Jessica, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Bickle Centre
Nursing team members, South 5, Complex Continuing Care, Bickle Centre, Toronto Rehab

Erin, RN, South 4 Low Tolerance Long Duration (LTLD), Bickle Centre, Toronto Rehab

Graham, Advanced Practice Nurse Educator, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Hina, RN, Pre-Admission Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital

Luke, RN, Cath Lab, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital

Terri, RN, Ajmera Transplant Centre, Toronto General Hospital

24/7 Nursing
UHN Nurses look after patients 24/7 and provide them with quiet moments of comfort and empathy

Alyssa, RN, Emergency Department, Toronto General Hospital

OR Team
Operating Room Nurse Team, Toronto General Hospital

Samantha, RN, 9A Orthopaedics, Toronto Western Hospital

Team from Princess Margaret
Joan, RN (standing), Jihann, RN, (left), Sophia, NRU (middle), Grace, RN (right), Jason, RN (back to camera), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Bickle Hemodialysis team
L to R: Monaliza, Patient Care Coordinator, South 3, Marney, Nurse Manager, S3, Suzanne, Nurse manager, Hemodialysis suites, Bickle Centre, Toronto Rehab

Rechelle, RN, MSNICU, Toronto Western Hospital

Esther, RN, 6A/B, Neuro, Toronto Western Hospital

Hanna, RN Bickle Centre, Toronto Rehab

Sally and Carly, PACU
Sally, RN and Carly, RN, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Toronto Western Hospital

Gwladys, Inpatient Leukemia, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Marcia, RPN, Bickle Centre, Toronto Rehab

We are proud to celebrate nurses this Nursing Week, and always. Check this space regularly for additional photos.

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