Since March, 2021 West Park Healthcare Centre employees and physicians have worked tirelessly at the Centre and Community Place Hub vaccination clinics, hitting a milestone in July of administering over 25,000 vaccines to community members.
On July 16, 2021, the Centre’s onsite clinic ushered through its last group of eligible vaccine recipients and administered its last dose. As the clinic closed its doors, West Park took the opportunity to not only look back at all the clinic has accomplished in a few short months, but also to thank staff who kept it running.
With a roster of over 100 West Park employees and physicians who worked the 50-plus evening clinics in the auditorium over the last several months, the onsite clinic administered an incredible 12,286 doses! It was no small feat to reach this milestone, and everyone involved in the clinics had a part in making this happen.
“West Park has played a pivotal role in Toronto’s largest-ever vaccination campaign in an effort to support our community. We should all be proud of the impact we have made right here on campus in getting people vaccinated,” says Jan Walker, VP – Strategy, Innovation, and CIO. “We couldn’t have done this without the dedicated West Park employees and physicians who worked late, pulled extra hours, and showed up week after week. I think the clinic has been an overwhelming success.”
Back in March, the clinic quickly ramped up, running three days a week on average. Operated entirely by West Park clinical, allied health, support services, administrative employees, and physicians, the onsite clinic has been open consistently on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the last several months, sometimes running late depending on appointments and supply.
“After more than 50 clinics and 12,000 vaccines in arms, our clinic staff should be very proud of their work and the significant impact they have had in supporting West Park, the community, and in bringing the pandemic to an end,” says Lisa O’Drowsky, Director, Quality, Risk, and Patient Safety and onsite clinic co-ordinator. “We really cannot thank clinic staff enough for their commitment, adaptability, and contribution over the last few months.”