"Always consider what your intentions are before posting, as well as the possible outcomes and consequences," advises Rita Reynolds, Chief Privacy and Freedom of Information Officer at North York General Hospital.

Social media and health care: A new frontier

Never has it been so easy to reach your personal and even professional networks on social media with updates on your own or a loved one's health status. This new reality brings with it both benefits and unintended consequences.
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Patients First

A question worth asking: Do I need that test?
Patient Advisor Sharon Deavitt talks about Choosing Wisely in this video from the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation.
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Blue to the sky, orange to the thigh
Would you know what to do if someone was having a severe allergic reaction?
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News & Community

  • Art students set sight high with healing ceiling at Toronto hospital
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017
    Read this Toronto Star page 1 article on the hand-painted ceiling tiles in our emergency department created by visual arts students at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. Read Moreread more
  • Phillips House redevelopment update
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    We recognize that construction work has resulted in reduced parking availability and we are working on a broader strategy to try and address this situation in advance of the d... Read Moreread more
  • Westminster-Branson Primary Care Clinic update
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    Several months ago, North York General Hospital (NYGH) transitioned services from the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre to our General site at 400... Read Moreread more
  • Because families are more than visitors
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017
    North York General Hospital has launched a Family Presence Policy enhancing the ability of defined family members to have improved patient access. Read Moreread more
  • Questioning the status quo
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017
    It all started with one simple question: Is this absolutely necessary? Up until then, best practice had dictated that measuring blood pressure in medical offices should be do... Read Moreread more