St. Michael’s staff play in the 20-Minute Makeover


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St. Michael’s staff play in the 20-Minute Makeover

Toronto, April 22, 2016

By Marc Dodsworth

St. Michael's staff cleaning up litter near the Bond St. entrance.
St. Michael’s staff clearing up litter close to the Bond St. entrance. (Photo by Katie Cooper)

St. Michael’s staff helped to create Toronto a little cleaner today by taking part in its annual cleaning event, the 20-Minute Makeover.

Staff from many departments including Ecological Services, Clinical Engineering and Support Services pitched within their effort and time by obtaining and securely getting rid of waste on sidewalks as well as in parks round the hospital.

“Not only is that this a terrific way to welcome spring and also the warmer weather, it is also yet another way to make sure that St. Michael’s remains among the premier care facilities within the city,” stated Andrew Forces, Manager of Ecological Services. “A clean hospital is really a safe hospital.”

Staff were supplied with collection equipment including garbage bags, mitts, brooms and pickers to make sure that waste was collected securely.

By cooperating, all participants helped to gather a big quantity of wrappers, cigarette butts along with other debris. Hazardous materials like sharp glass were also collected to really make the neighbourhood safer for patients, staff, volunteers along with other passersby.

“St. Michael’s occupies a unique and different place inside the inner city,” stated Louise Fletcher, Director of Support Services. “It’s only fitting that people hand back towards the community by doing our part to keep it neat and safe.”

About St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate choose to all who enter its doorways. A healthcare facility offers outstanding medical education to future medical professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, cardiovascular disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, proper care of the destitute and global health are some of the hospital’s recognized special areas of practice. With the Keenan Research Center and also the Li Ka Shing Worldwide Healthcare Education Center, which from the Li Ka Shing Understanding Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized making an effect all over the world. Founded in 1892, a healthcare facility is fully associated with the College of Toronto.

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