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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Here’s where underhoused trans folks in Ontario can recover from surgery

Here’s Where Underhoused Trans Folks in Ontario Can Recover From Surgery

 Sherbourne Health Centre's Acute Respite (ARC) program, formerly known as the “Infirmary,” is a short-term care program that provides patients without permanent homes with 24/7 nursing care and support . Its clients have chronic conditions such as HIV or diabetes, are undergoing cancer treatment or are recovering from gender-confirming surgery. It’s the only program of its kind in Canada. 

Sherbourne Health Centre recently unveiled an expansion of the program that provides more beds for patients and allows them to provide better care for trans patients in particular.

The upgrades, which were funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, have allowed for the creation of four new beds in addition to the 10 beds previously available. Gender-markers were removed from the suites and a bathing facility was installed specifically with the needs of people who have undergone
gender-confirming surgery in mind.

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