At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians,
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.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in
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.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
podcasts and more.
Social workers are key members of all UHN programs and services. They are experts regarding the social determinants of health and well-being and enable people to access their right to care, to benefit from care and to thrive in their lives.
Social workers complete psycho-social assessments that consider each individual in their unique circumstances and environment including their supports, both formal and informal. A social worker helps patients, families and caregivers cope with the impact of an illness or hospitalization from an emotional, financial and practical perspective. They provide support and counselling and can help facilitate access to community services. Social workers also help foster communication among patients, families, caregivers and staff so that patient wishes and needs are heard.
To speak with a social worker a patient, family member, or significant other can ask any member of the health care team to make a referral. Social workers are available to assist patients, and their families, extended families and others who play a supportive role in a patient's life.
UHN is a work place where you will enjoy the unique challenges of your chosen field, create and engage in best practices, and you will be at the heart of facilities bringing the world new health care innovations.