News in Brief

A roof repair campaign for the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care in Scarborough got a $10,000 boost last week thanks to members of the Branch 11 Royal Canadian Legion on Dawes Road. Built in 1976, the centre is supported by the community rather than Veterans Affairs because it provides long-term care for veterans’ spouses […]

A change in leadership at TEGH

There have been more than a few changes at Toronto East General Hospital since president and CEO Rob Devitt first moved into his role in January 2004. The hospital has added an MRI and a second CT scanner, expanded its youth mental health services, had its emergency department overhauled, and was recently recognized as having […]

Liberals oust NDP in Beaches-East York

Whether it was his team, a lucky pin worn by his father in an election campaign five decades ago, or the general swing in favour of the Liberals in the June 12 provincial election, MPP elect Arthur Potts believed he could paint Beaches-East York red the day he signed on as the riding’s Liberal candidate. […]

Youth mental health service expanded

When students take a seat in Andrew Bringas’ class at Toronto East General Hospital, the first thing they see on their desks is an aquarium swimming with tiny frogs. For Grade 7 to 12 students who have stopped going to their regular school because of a mental health problem, the frogs are a welcome sign […]

Police/hospital mental health team funded

East End residents dealing with a mental health crisis will soon have a team dedicated to helping them, after a proposal from Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) and Toronto Police Service’s 55 and 54 Divisions was recently approved by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. The hospital had twice previously requested funding for a […]

Doc shows benefit of crisis teams

The Coxwell/Danforth Library will be holding a free public screening tomorrow of the documentary Crisis Call, which explores how police deal with people experiencing mental health crises. Earlier the same day, a group of advocates from the community and neighbourhood surrounding Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), including police and elected officials, will be attending a […]

TEGH redevelopment gets city approval

The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is a step closer to seeing its new state-of-the-art facility being developed. On July 12 City Council approved the rezoning plan for the proposed redevelopment of the hospital. “This is very exciting news,” said Rob Devitt, President and CEO of TEGH. “The approval of the rezoning plan is a […]