The University Health Network,
where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
Respiratory Therapists provide respiratory therapy service 24/7 to patients in the Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, Post Anesthetic Care Rooms, Wards, Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care and Outpatient Clinics.
Respiratory Therapy Services for Programs include: assisting with airway management; responding to all cardiac and respiratory arrest, trauma; attending intra and inter-hospital transports of critically ill patients; administer specialty aerosolized and MDI medications; acting as a resource for the nurses, residents and allied health personnel in Respiratory/Airway related care; participating in teaching patients the use of Respiratory Therapy equipment for both hospital and home care use; performing diagnostic tests such as bedside spirometry, oxygen saturations, blood gas analysis, administering oxygen and other medical gas therapy; assist with bronchoscopies managing all ventilated patients according to departmental ventilation protocols; being an integral member of the healthcare team delivering respiratory care where required throughout TWH and Toronto Rehab.