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COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES


To help protect our people, patients, residents and communities, we are screening everyone who enters our main hospital buildings. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access.

Please check our COVID-19 information page for more updates before coming to our sites.

Book an appointment online for COVID-19 testing at one of our Assessment Centres.

Construction alert – St. Joseph’s

Please be advised that the City of Toronto and TTC are currently doing construction work around St. Joseph’s. Please plan ahead for your appointment.  More information on this impact.

Major survey to monitor safety of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada

(Feb. 25, 2021) – A sweeping national survey is tracking whether and how often adverse events occur after COVID-19 vaccination, offering critical insight as immunization campaigns intensify and new vaccines are approved for use in Canada.

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TEN GREAT THINGS THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

(Feb. 25, 2021) – Each week, we’re sharing a list of 10 great things that happened this week.

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Dr. Sharon Straus answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines and older adults

(Feb. 16, 2021) – As COVID-19 vaccination ramps up, many Canadians have questions about the vaccines, their impact and safety. This is also true for long-term care residents and their caregivers, who have been disproportionally impacted by the virus and are among the first priority groups to receive the vaccines.

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On the Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet an ophthalmologist and researcher who has broken down barriers for women passionate about the eye

(Feb. 11, 2021) – When Dr. Neeru Gupta finished medical school, she responded to an ad to become a family physician for communities experiencing marginalization in British Columbia, which eventually took her to Powell River, a small city north of Vancouver.

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Dr. Cilia Mejia-Lancheros’ #OneBurningQuestion: How does mental-health related stigma affect homeless people?

(Jan. 29, 2021) – Dr. Cilia Mejia-Lancheros grew up in rural Colombia, on a homestead farm located in the Santander region of the Cordillera Oriental branch of the Andes. Her family grew coffee, fruits and vegetables and raised livestock. The country’s internal political conflicts heightened socioeconomic inequities for people living outside of big cities, and as a child, Dr. Mejia-Lancheros didn’t have the same access to high-quality education, health-care and social services as children in wealthier areas.

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‘Suicide is not about dying’ – what a researcher wants you to know

(Jan. 28, 2021) – Healthcare providers are working long, stressful hours and can be witnesses to terrible loss in this pandemic. We spoke to Dr. Sakina Rizvi, a scientist and research therapist in the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Suicide Studies program at St. Michael’s Hospital. She explains the known risk factors, how employers can help and what she wants everyone to know about caring for their own mental health.
 
 

GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY

thank you. we're in this together. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our teams at Unity Health Toronto are working to ensure we are prepared to support our patients and keep everyone inside and around our hospitals safe.
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January 28, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

January 21, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

January 18, 2021: Unity Health launches pilot to vaccinate shelter clients and staff

January 14, 2021: Dr. Yeni Yucel’s #OneBurningQuestion: Can the eye unlock secrets to ALS?

January 14, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

January 13, 2021: Statement regarding voluntary management agreement of Copernicus Lodge Long Term Care Home

January 7, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

January 7, 2021: Statement from Unity Health Toronto

December 23, 2020: Ten great things that happened this week

December 20, 2020: An urgent statement from hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area

December 18, 2020: Unity Health Toronto physician leads GTA Hospital Incident Management System

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