I cannot help but reflect on how the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has made the transition back to a palliative care-centred environment even more timely.
With the holiday season approaching, I wanted to share my family’s story of hope and gratitude.
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) at North York General Hospital provide services to all inpatient medical and surgical programs. Can you give us an idea of the types of patients you are likely to see in an average week?
In late February and early March, my wife had falls on two different occasions, and after the second one, she was advised to go to the Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency at North York General Hospital (NYGH), where she tested positive for COVID-19.
If you’ve ever had to take a child to the hospital – your own, a niece, a nephew – chances are you were scared. Maybe you didn’t know what to expect, or feared that your child wouldn’t understand what was going on. Maybe you were anxious yourself, and didn’t know how to explain the situation.
In May, I experienced an exceptionally painful stomach ache. Concerned, I called my family doctor, who advised me to go to the hospital immediately because my symptoms were similar to those of COVID-19.
World Spine Day — Q&A with Fadi Chayab, BSc., D.C.Director of Operations, North York General Assessment and Wellness Centre
In February, I moved to Toronto from Dubai, where I used to work for a foreign bank. I moved to Toronto seeking a better and more permanent life. My brother and my wife’s family also live here.
Since barber shops and hair salons are going to stay closed for a while, my roommate Kevin Ho and I decided to buy our own hair clippers, try cutting our own hair and livestream our very first attempt. We’ve always wanted to do something to help support our frontline health care workers, and coincidentally we saw North York General Hospital’s (NYGH’s) ad on Facebook during that time.
Five days after my breast cancer diagnosis, it was my 56th birthday and I was at a Josh Groban concert. My husband surprised me with tickets months before.
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