Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, With our thoughts turned to the end of summer, many of us are facing issues associated with resuming education, re-entering our places of work, managing the impact on family members as our “bubbles” open up and the looming likelihood of a second wave of COVID-19.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-July, which I have marked with a two-week (happy) quarantine, as my 17-month-old granddaughter arrived from the U.K. with her parents.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, It has been 96 days since the Foundation staff decamped from the heart of North York General to reduce the community footprint within the hospital.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, My team and I remain working remotely and like many of you, it is still unclear when we will be able to return to our office on a regular basis.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, This week may not be well known outside the hospital world, but it is Nursing Week, celebrated in close proximity to Florence Nightingale’s birth, some 200 years ago.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

I have to confess that I have an overwhelming urge to open with, “Hey All You Cool Cats And Kittens”. For those of you who appreciate this reference, you can see that I broke my own standards of guilty viewing pleasure (The Crown, Better Call Saul, or The Last Dance) to something completely different.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, Today was chosen by the Canadian Medical Association as Physicians’ Day in honour of Dr. Emily Stowe, the first female physician to practice in Canada.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Tomorrow marks six weeks of working remotely by turns perched on a counter stool, a chair at the kitchen table or standing up and doing light weights during a video call (with the video turned off!).

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, I took time over the long weekend to think about my colleagues in the hospital whose calling is to care for our community, no matter whether a crisis is local like the Yonge Street 2018 van attack or global and local like COVID-19.

Terry Pursell

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President

Dear Friends, This weekend, I will be thinking of our city’s first responders and our health care workers on the front line, and many more behind the scenes.