• Published February 16, 2016

    The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), in partnership with the Arab Community Centre of Toronto, CCS, and The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Healthcare, will be hosting an information session on Syrian refugees.

    Participants will be provided with:

    • An update on Syrian resettlement in Toronto;
    • Settlement services available to Syrian refugees; and
    • The health service needs of Syrian refugees and how they can access these services in Scarborough.

    DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    TIME: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

    LOCATION: TSH’s Global Community Resource Centre, Ground Floor of the General campus (3050 Lawrence Avenue East). The Global Community Resource Centre is a partnership with various community agencies in Scarborough to support patients and families with increased health literacy and better access to community services.

    This session is part of many well-established programs and services for newcomers at TSH. Others include:

    • A comprehensive interpretation program to assist patients who encounter language barriers at the hospital, including on-site interpreters at both campuses, telephone interpretation services available 24/7 in over 200 languages, and sign language interpretation upon request.
    • Patient materials in multiple languages.
    • Many staff members and physicians who can provide care in multiple languages.
    • Supporting diverse birth practices by assisting expectant mothers in giving birth their way, according to their preferences, customs, and beliefs. Expectant parents can connect directly with an obstetrician, or one of the two midwifery organizations the hospital partners with, by visiting the TSH website.

    Further information on TSH’s programs and services for newcomers and refugees is available on the hospital’s website.

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