What Are Some Services Offered by Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto?


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Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, the largest single-site hospital in Canada, provides services in four key areas: heart and stroke; cancer; trauma, emergency and critical care; and women and babies. It operates eight primary care programs, including the Holland Musculoskeletol Program, the Schulich Heart Centre and St. John's Rehab. Sunnybrook's veterans' care facility provides long-term and complex care to 500 veterans, and its Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care program, internationally recognized in prehospital and disaster medicine, includes a state-of-the-art burn centre.

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Sunnybrook's services for women and babies include neonatal intensive care for infants requiring Level II or III neonatal care and a full range of services for pregnant women, including a family-friendly birthing suite for women with low-risk pregnancies and deliveries. Its Breastfeeding Centre of Excellence, a research and clinical care centre, works with at-risk and very ill babies and mothers to improve outcomes and develop and promote best practices. The Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook addresses the neurological issues facing stroke patients, individuals with one of the dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease, and those experiencing mood and anxiety disorders. The Brain Sciences Program offers services through its ALS clinic, clinics focused on sleep disorders and youth anxiety, and a residential-style program for veterans experiencing dementia.

Sunnybrook Hospital is a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and also operates the Sunnybrook Research Institute in affiliation with the university. The hospital trains over 2,600 students each year, including direct care providers and researchers.

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