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 members of the Allied Health Professional Practice Group, and each one holds at least a Master's Degree in Social Work and is registered with the
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Social work actively participates in, and is well represented on, all corporate committees including the Professional Advisory Council and the Professional Practice Committee.
Common issues brought to social workers at UHN include, but are not limited to:
Interventions and services provided can include counselling services, crisis intervention (i.e., for cases where there is a risk of homelessness, elder abuse or domestic violence), advocacy, mediation and caregiver support. Social workers can also provide valuable education about advance care planning, living wills, powers of attorney and how to decide who will make decisions when a patient can't make them for themselves.