Sunnybrook Magazine - Spring 2019

By the numbers: Sunnybrook’s Patient Transport Team

Whether bringing a new patient up to the operating room or ensuring a post-surgery patient gets to their follow-up appointment, Sunnybrook porters work hard to get patients to the right place at the right time.

It’s a role that requires more than a sense of direction and a good pair of shoes.

Transport staff often provide a sympathetic ear and a large measure of comfort for patients. They can be a source of reassurance in an unfamiliar environment.

Even if patients are anxious about the destination, Sunnybrook’s Patient Transport Team is there to make the journey as pleasant as possible.

20 porters, 852 Total patient transports on an average weekday, 22,000 Monthly transports, 21,862 steps a porter takes in a day, 4,200 KM one porter walks in a year, 2 – 4 Pairs of shoes a porter goes through in a year

About the author

Monica Matys

Monica Matys is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

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