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Please note: This is a list of news items featuring, or mentioning, North York General Hospital. In some cases, links to past clips or stories may be removed by the media outlet and are no longer available for viewing.

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Dr. Desmond Leung discusses palliative care
Metro Morning, CBC Radio, May 9, 2017

Dr. Desmond Leung, Palliative Care Physician with the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, discusses the benefits of early palliative care in a patient's life with Metro Morning Host Matt Galloway. Listen to the interview.

How Toronto's North York General made progress against overcrowding
Toronto Star, Michael Tutton, Canadian Press, May 5, 2017
Five times a day, senior managers at Toronto’s North York General get alerts on the ever-rising tide of patients arriving at the hospital’s emergency department. The updates are colour-coded — and too many “red status” alerts prompt immediate action, with managers huddling with nurses and doctors to find space on medical units. It’s just one tactic used to make inroads against overcrowding in one of Canada’s busiest emergency rooms. From a “bed traffic control room” to a special outpatient clinic that strives to keep patients out of hospital, chief executive Dr. Tim Rutledge, a veteran ER doctor himself, cautions there’s no single way to drop wait times for the 107,000 patients arriving each year. “It’s hundred and hundreds of small projects getting to the root causes,” he said during an interview. Read the complete article in the Toronto Star.

Toronto residents angered over Urgent Care Centre closing
Inside Toronto, Fannie Sunshine, April 27, 2017
Residents of the Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue area came out to a community meeting in droves, angrily opposing the closure of the area's urgent care centre and crying foul over what they claim is a lack of provincial representation on this issue. About 150 people attended the meeting at Northview Heights Secondary School Monday, April 24 organized by Branson Community Action Group (BCAG), an ad hoc group formed after North York General Hospital (NYGH) announced in March it’s shutting down its Branson Ambulatory Care Centre, after opting out of a lease renewal with landlord Advent Health Care Corporation. Read the complete article. 

Residents oppose closure of Branson urgent care centre in North York
CBC News, Muriel Draaisma, April 25, 2017
Residents in northern Toronto say they are upset about the impending closure of an urgent health care centre run by North York General Hospital that serves their area. The residents attended a town hall on the closure of the Urgent Care Centre at the hospital's Branson Ambulatory Care Centre, 555 Finch Ave W.. The closure is schedule for June 2017. The Branson centre is one of the hospital's three sites. The urgent care centre, one of many services provided at the Branson centre in the Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue West area, provides emergency care for non-life threatening, urgent illnesses or injuries. Read the complete article on the CBC website.

North York General Hospital is revolutionizing health care at home
InsideToronto, April 24, 2017
Among the shortest emergency wait times in Toronto, recognized by Cancer Care Ontario for the shortest surgical wait times for three years in a row (time from decision to treatment), and home to internationally recognized programs and expert physicians, North York General Hospital (NYGH) is revolutionizing health care in our city – right here in your own backyard. Read the complete article to see the physicians highlighted.