June 22

Sinai Soiree@The Globe And Mail Centre-Thurs.,June 21st,2018

By Nicholas Chan & BK on the SCENE

It was a night where young professionals and  young philanthropists gathered at The Globe and Mail Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto for a Summer Solstice themed fundraiser, and Future Sinai welcomed all the guests with open arms.

It  really was a night of hot beats, gourmet eats, and cool summer sippers. Not everyone  threw on their best summer whites, but it was the longest day of the year and we all got ready to shine all night in support of Sinai Health.
The Sinai Soiree raised over $20,000 net for this critical project.

The Sinai Soiree is one of Toronto’s hottest Summer parties and highly anticipated charitable events of the season.

The evening includes an open bar with delicious eats, themed cocktails and giveaways.
The Cause

Proceeds from The Sinai Soiree will benefit the Redevelopment of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health System.

The Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre sees 60,000 patients each year – twice as many as it space was designed to accommodate. To create leading-edge facilities that meet this unprecedented demand and respond to the complex needs of patients, Sinai Health is completely rethinking and rebuilding the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre. In fact, it will nearly double in size.

More and more, the centre is caring for people with addiction issues and mental health challenges, including severe depression and anxiety. That’s why the transformed centre will house a Behavioural Unit tailored to the needs of these patients.

Currently, patients who come to the centre with mental health issues are triaged alongside all other patients, affording them little in the way of privacy. Once the centre is rebuilt, mental health patients will be able to access the Behavioural Unit directly via a separate, dedicated entrance, so that Sinai Health can get them appropriate care as quickly as possible.

The unit will consist of six examination rooms, with two being securable. It will also have its own washroom and communication centre, all linked through a private internal unit corridor. By ensuring the privacy and safety of patients with mental health and addiction issues, the Behavioural Unit will build trust with the unit’s patients and enhance its ability to deliver life-changing care.

We would like to thank Janessa Bishop
Manager, Communications & Marketing for the invitation to this event.