Sandy Buchman

Dr. Sandy Buchman — Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care

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.

Ronaldo Idolor

Rolando Idolor’s Story

With the holiday season approaching, I wanted to share my family’s story of hope and gratitude. 

Q&A's with Speech Language Pathologists

Q&A’s with Speech Language Pathologists

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?

Gerald's Story

Gerald’s Story

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.

Esther Huang

Child Life Specialist Esther Huang

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.

Mrs. Tan

Mrs. Tan’s Story

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. 

Fadi Chayab, BSc., D.C.

World Spine Day — Q&S with Fadi Chayab, BSc., D.C.

World Spine Day — Q&A with Fadi Chayab, BSc., D.C.Director of Operations, North York General Assessment and Wellness Centre

Giving back to the community through cooking

Giving back to the community through cooking

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.

Cutting hair for care

Cutting hair for care

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.

Dr. Finer-Freedman

Judith’s story

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.