Gaining insight through simulation scenarios
Training vital to health care professions
Across our hospital, clinical teams are gaining valuable experience and insight through simulated scenarios, whether they are role playing with actors or using high-fidelity mannequins."It's all about practising
High-fidelity mannequins, like the family above, are used in simulations at North York General Hospital.
and honing skills so that when a challenge presents itself in reality, we've been there so many times our reactions are like clockwork," says  Karen Fleming, Clinical Nurse Educator in Paediatrics and Simulation Project Lead.

Dr. Rick Penciner , Director of Medical Education and the Centre for Education, says simulations are part of the overall culture of learning at our hospital, a focus that benefits both patients and professionals alike. 
Rash decisions: Why measles isn't a minor illness

baby with measles
It's one of the most infectious viruses on the planet spread by simply breathing the same air. Measles was eradicated in Canada more than two decades ago but despite the availability of an effective vaccine, the highly contagious illness has made a comeback.

Learn key facts about measles from 
Dr. Kevin Katz, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Tummy troubles: What you need to know about irritable bowel syndrome

Woman with irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that causes abdominal pain associated with changes in the frequency or form of stool. 

"We don't know why some people get IBS and why some people don't, but the symptoms are very real, and thankfully there are clear diagnostic criteria and effective treatments that can improve symptoms," says  Family Physician Dr. Braden O'Neill.
Infant feeding support available through virtual care

mother feeds baby while getting virtual care support on mobile phone
Our hospital has partnered with the Ontario Telemedicine Network to expand its ability to offer video consults through the hospital's Mother and Baby Follow-Up Clinic.

Patients and their families can now connect with a lactation consultant from the comfort of their own home. 

New Baruch/Weisz Cancer Centre delivers world-class care

The newly created Baruch/Weisz Cancer Centre and renovated Anne Tanenbaum Chemotherapy Clinic opened in April for patients. 

The treatment areas have been designed to enhance privacy and space for patients and their families. Part of these exciting changes included partnering with ArtWorks for Cancer to transform clinical areas into warm and hopeful spaces.


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