Message from Unity Health Toronto regarding placements

Re: Placement pause for non-paid and pre-licensure clinical learners will continue until Monday 6th July 2020

Download message from Beverly Bulmer, Vice-president of Education at the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre

Dear Academic Partners,

Thank you for your support as the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved.

As per our communication on March 16th, we paused all placements for non-paid and pre-licensure clinical learners until April 4th. At this time, based on the increasing demands on our resources and people, and ensuring we are aligning ourselves with our partners, TAHSN hospital education leadership have collectively agreed to continue with this placement pause until Monday, 6th July. We kindly ask that you communicate this message to your students and placement coordinators.

In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented desire for virtual solutions and hospitals have swiftly shifted their practices to include virtual care interfaces for patient interactions, where appropriate. As hospitals gain stability in some areas, there may be opportunities for clinical learners enrolled in academic programs to gain clinical experience in alignment with their learning goals through virtual means. We will keep you informed if such opportunities arise.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you for your patience and continued partnership during this extraordinary time.

Regards, Bev