Celebrating Doctors Day

Celebrating National Physicians’ Day

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Every single day, in hospitals, homes, clinics and doctors’ offices across Canada, dedicated physicians and nurses care for those who are sick or injured of all ages and from all walks of life. They care for the family who’ve just arrived in Canada, for grandparents and children alike who suffer from COVID, for the frightened first-time mother-to-be, and the grieving widow of the partner she lost to cancer just moments ago. For over two years, they have also summoned the strength and compassion to keep providing incredible care during one of the most challenging, relentless public health crises of our time.

Simply put, they’ve been there for all of us.

In May we recognize National Physicians’ Day (May 1) and Nursing Week (May 9-15), and to honour them, we’re highlighting some of the dedicated staff at the heart of the exceptional care at North York General Hospital (NYGH). With humanity and healing, our physicians and nurses make #NorthYorkGeneralStrong. Please read their stories below.

Show your gratitude for all of our doctors and nurses through a donation in their honour. Your gift will support our health care team in performing at their best by funding upgraded equipment, new technology and new care environments.

You can also simply share a message of thanks on our wall of gratitude.