Beaches-East York has been represented by Liberal Party MPP Arthur Potts since he won election in 2014. Two women are hoping to cut his career at Queen’s Park to four years with the provincial election in June.
Michael Garron Hospital
After years of planning, work is finally beginning on the redevelopment of East York’s Michael Garron Hospital.
Michael Garron Hospital’s efforts to be eco-friendly have paid off.
Not only has the East York hospital’s focus on cutting down its use of electricity saved 419,000 kWh per year — the equivalent of taking 50 homes off the grid — but it’s also led to a hefty cheque from Toronto Hydro.
Michael Garron Hospital is now one of the few hospitals in Ontario to get a new cardiac catheterization lab.
There a recorded 31 cases of mumps in Toronto and Toronto Public Health advises those travelling to make sure all immunisations are up-to-date.
It’s what an average day looks like when Laura Istanboulian goes to work.
“You could be assisting a patient who is suffering from delusions, and in the bed beside you another patient is dying,” she said. “You have phones ringing off the hook, and might not even have eaten lunch that day.”
Istanboulian works as a nurse practitioner in the Acute Respiratory Unit at Michael Garron (formerly Toronto East General) Hospital.
“If only I’d known all the great things East General was doing all this time, I’d been banging on their door ages ago,” Downey said.