• Published March 23, 2016

    The Community and Patient Advisory Council (CPAC), in partnership with The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) Nephrology program, invites residents of the community to discover The Importance of Kidney Health for All Ages at a joint Community Education Session on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre.

    “TSH has one of the largest Regional Nephrology programs in North America, serving more than 6,000 patients annually,” said Clint Gunn, Patient Care Manager, Nephrology. “We’re excited to share our specialized services with the community to promote a kidney healthy lifestyle.”

    This event is part of a series of activities launched by TSH in support of National Kidney Month recognized throughout March.

    “Chronic kidney disease is indiscriminate, but some communities including the South Asian and African/Caribbean communities, are at greater risk,” said Pat Sherman, Chair, CPAC. “The CPAC wants to educate and reassure all of Scarborough’s residents that the health care services you require are available at your local community hospital.”

    On March 30, all community members are invited to learn more about kidney health through presentations provided by:

    • Paul Tam, Medical Director, Nephrology, The Scarborough Hospital
    • Peter Azzopardi, Medical Director and Chief of Paediatrics, The Scarborough Hospital
    • Paulette Lewis, Nurse Practitioner, Nephrology, The Scarborough Hospital
    • Veronica Javier, Social Worker, Nephrology, The Scarborough Hospital
    • Sam Watt, Social Worker, Nephrology, The Scarborough Hospital

    All residents are welcome to attend and are encouraged to register their attendance at

    Details of the Kidney Health Community Education Session

    Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Time:  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 and 2 – 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON

    Parking will be free (80-100 spots), in the upper parking pad to the east of the Scarborough Civic Centre (entrance from the Scarborough Town Centre Court). Should the gate be closed upon arrival at the parking lot, please buzz security and advise that you are attending the Kidney Health Meeting.

    About TSH’s Community and Patient Advisory Council

    The role of TSH’s 13-member Community and Patient Advisory Council is to help ensure that The Scarborough Hospital and its Board of Directors are accountable and transparent to the community. The Council provides input into the hospital’s community engagement, participates in the review and development of TSH policies, programs, and services consistent with the needs of the community, and supports the hospital as it continually strives for excellence in health care delivery. The Council also promotes Scarborough, advocates for the unique and diverse health needs of the community, and participates in community outreach.

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