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  • Canada’s first COVID-19 case diagnosed in Toronto

    A screengrab from CTV News' website
  • Open COVID-19 Assessment Centre

    WCH opens one of the first COVID-19 Assessment Centres in downtown Toronto.

  • Accelerate Launch of LTC+

    Accelerate Launch of LTC+

    Together with our partners, launch LTC+ to support primary care providers and nurse practitioners in long-term care homes with access to virtual consults and help avoid emergency department visits.

  • Launch COVIDCare@Home

    Launch COVIDCare@Home

    WCH introduces COVIDCare@Home to help individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 to safely recover from home.

  • Mobile COVID-19 Testing

    Launch a community response team to support mobile COVID-19 testing in long-term care residences, retirement homes and congregate settings.

  • Open In-Patient Surgical Unit

    The AACU Surgical Unit team is gathered around an empty hospital bed

    12 bed in-patient surgical unit in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU) is opened to relieve pressure on the growing hospitalizations across the city.

  • Respond to Community Needs

    Two hospital staff members wearing PPE pose for the camera at Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Home

    WCH starts supporting Kensington Gardens long term care facility with testing and infection prevention, control and management.

  • Launch Saliva Testing for Children

    Launch Saliva Testing for Children

    WCH begins offering COVID-19 saliva testing as an alternate testing method for children aged 4-18 or people with a medical or anatomical problem that makes it difficult to have an NP swab.

  • Begin Vaccinating #TeamWCH

    A WCH staff member gets vaccinated

    First members of #TeamWCH are vaccinated as part of a pilot with our hub partner UHN.

  • Open In-Patient ALC Unit

    Open In-Patient ALC Unit

    WCH opens temporary 12-bed Alternate Level of Care (ALC) unit to help provide relief to the health care system.

  • LTC Vaccinations Begins

    Deploy first mobile vaccination team to Kensington Gardens and begin vaccinating long-term care residents and staff.

  • 100K Tests Processed

    An unopened COVID-19 Nasal Swab

    Our COVID-19 Assessment Centre reaches a milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 tests processed.

  • Breaking Down Barriers

    A collage of multi-language COVID-19 buleltins

    WCH Crossroads Clinic, with Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and Refugee 613, launch multi-language COVID-19 vaccine information bulletin series to breakdown language barriers.

  • Maad’ookiing Mshkiki – Sharing Medicine launched

    A porcupine with vaccine needles for quills

    Together with partners, the Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health launched Maad’ookiing Mshkiki – Sharing Medicine – a virtual hub providing culturally relevant and trauma-informed information about COVID-19 vaccinations for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

  • Open West End YMCA Vaccine Clinic

    A woman gets her vaccine at a YMCA clinic

    In partnership with the Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team, open a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the West End YMCA for front-line healthcare workers and community residents at greatest risk.

  • #TeamWCH Vaccine Milestone

    71% of eligible WCH staff and physicians roll up their sleeves and receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Vaccine Arrives at WCH

    Vaccine Arrives at WCH

    WCH receives our first delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine for Family Practice Health Centre patients.

  • 1st FPHC Patient Vaccinated

    1st FPHC Patient Vaccinated

    WCH Family Practice Health Centre (FPHC) opens a vaccine clinic and begins vaccinating eligible patients.

  • First Vaccine Pop-up Clinic

    WCH joins partners at our first pop-clinic and vaccinates 3,190 people over 2 days at Jane & Finch.

  • #TeamWCH Goes Above & Beyond

    46 WCH healthcare professionals redeployed to UHN and Mount Sinai Hospitals to support inpatient care and respond to the needs of the 3rd wave.

  • Vaccine Sprint Strategy Begins

    WCH, together with our partners, joins City of Toronto Sprint Strategy to vaccinate individuals in communities with the highest rates of COVID-19 and hosts ~160 clinics over the next four months.

  • Youth Vaccinations Begin

    Youth Vaccinations Begin

    WCH selected to pilot providing COVID-19 vaccines to youth aged 12-17 years old.

  • Last Vaccine Administered at West End YMCA Clinic

    After four months of operations, we officially close the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at West End YMCA after providing 23,000 vaccines to front line workers and community members at high risk.

  • 100K Vaccines Administered

    100K Vaccines Administered

    Together with our partners, WCH administers over 100,000 vaccines in communities with the highest rates of COVID-19 and lowest vaccination rates.