Message from the President – December 3, 2020
Winter has come early with several snowfalls in the city these last few weeks. I am also just getting use to the shorter amount of daylight, which is a sign that the holiday season will soon be here, albeit a different sort of holiday for all of us.
We are all aware that there is increased community spread of COVID-19 and the GTA has been deemed a red zone and is now in lock-down. As a result, the Foundation office is once again working remotely to reduce our footprint in the Hospital. We will re-assess the situation early in the new year, and keep you posted. Some staff are going into the office to tend to our donation processing, finances and other urgent matters, but for the most part, we are working virtually.
Wearing masks, social distancing and limiting contact to only those inside your own home remains key for all of us during this second phase of the pandemic. I have been reading the positive news about vaccines and remain hopeful that Canada will get a good amount to protect all of us, but particularly the most vulnerable, early in the new year.
House Calls – 4th Edition
Our next House Calls is on Wednesday December 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and its theme is: Virtually Yours in a COVID-19 World. Three of the Hospital’s esteemed physicians will address “Is virtual care her to stay?” and talk about how North York General has pivoted to virtual care from birth to seniors’ care and everything in between. There will be a question and answer period and I encourage you to register and Zoom in. Register here.