The Toronto Hospital. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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The Toronto Hospital. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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  • The Toronto Hospital. Obstetrics/Gynaecology

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Dates of existence

1986-1999

History

Obstetrics/Gynaecology was a program grouping at The Toronto Hospital and included Psychiatry, the Division of Reproductive Biology/Reproductive Biology Unit (TG), the Division of Gynaecological Oncology (TG), and the Divisions of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine. By January 1989 this program also included a new Fetal Assessment Unit in association with the Ultrasound Department. The Program reported to the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. By 1992 the hospital’s reorganized administrative structure meant that Obstetrics/Gynaecology reported to the Vice President Surgical Services. By 1998 this had changed and while Gynecology still reported to the Vice President Surgical Directorate and Surgeon-in-Chief, Obstetrics was now a separate department under the Vice President Community Programs and Strategic Alliances.

When the TGH and TWH merged, the TGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology relocated from Norman Urquhart to 6 Eaton North. Although the obstetrical service at TWH had closed down ca. 1983, removal of the gynaecology service did not occur until May-August 1986. However, while the TTH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was primarily based at Toronto General, an active presence was still needed at Toronto Western in order to provide patient care. In April 1987 Dr. Jerry Millson was appointed Deputy Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for TWH and headed a clinic at the Med-West building, while Dr. Ronald Livingstone was Deputy Chief of Obstetrics and Head of the Maternal/Fetal Division. Dr. Robert Caspar was Head of the Division of Reproductive Biology (1988).

Dr. E.R. Plunkett (1987-) was the Obstetrician and Gynaecologist-in-Chief.

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Related entity

University Health Network. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1999-2000)

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temporal

Dates of relationship

1999

Description of relationship

The TTH Department of Obsetrics and Gynaecology was superseded by the UHN Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Toronto General Hospital. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1912-1986)

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temporal

Dates of relationship

1986

Description of relationship

The TGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was superseded by the TTH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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University Health Network Archives

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Final

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Full

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Last updated: November 18, 2014. Added to Archeion November 18, 2014.

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  • English

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Sources

Additional sources used for the administrative history:

J.T.H. Connor. Doing Good: The Life of Toronto's General Hospital. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000)
Annual Reports 1985-1988, Department of Public Affairs and Communications fonds, RG1-TH 2.1, University Health Network Archives, Toronto.

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