Thank you for standing with St. Joseph’s Health Centre, especially this past year as the pandemic changed our world. Coming together as a community to help and support each other has never mattered more. It’s gratifying to see how westenders stick together; when our healthcare teams needed you, you stepped up in an unprecedented way. Thanks to an outpouring of emergency donations to fight COVID-19 and support our frontline teams, we’ve been able to fund more of our priorities than ever before.
Thanks to an outpouring of emergency donations to
fight COVID-19 and support our frontline teams, we’ve
been able to fund more of our priorities than ever before.
We continue to support our community through these challenging times in our 100th year.
For over a year, it’s been an all hands on deck approach.
“For over a year, it’s been an all hands on deck approach,” says Unity Health Toronto President and CEO Dr. Tim Rutledge. “We’ve brought together our experts in emergency planning, infection prevention and control, and clinical care. These teams have worked tirelessly to guide everyone through the pandemic and selflessly care for the community.”
Since the onset of COVID-19, St. Joe’s has:
• Created COVID and non COVID areas;
• Created space to expand the Emergency Department by almost 40% to provide spaces for COVID and non-COVID patients needing emergency care;
• Opened a Respiratory Assessment Zone in the Emergency Department to specifically treat patients with cold and cough symptoms
• Opened a vaccination clinic on January 9 to vaccinate our staff, other healthcare workers and priority groups..
St. Joe’s is proud to be part of Unity Health Toronto, along with St. Michael’s and Providence, in tackling the third wave of the pandemic. Here is a snaphot of how many of our neighbours we’ve supported at St. Joe’s since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
How the west end stood up to support out frontline heroes
At the start of the pandemic, our donors made it possible for us to initiate a program to support our frontline workers called Breakfast of Champions. By the end of the year, almost $140,000 was raised to provide thank you breakfasts and one thank you dinner for our teams. Donors also contributed treats and other wellness items for staff.
Your Impact Is Felt
Thank you for supporting our COVID-19 emergency fund and standing up for St. Joe’s Your support for our doctors, nurses and staff – our heroes on the frontlines – is making a difference in their lives as they work 24/7 to care for this community and keep us all safe. Here are just some examples of how our west-end neighbours have come together to care for our teams.