Through our website, we asked what you’ve always wanted to know but were afraid to ask – and you weren’t shy to respond. Here are just a few of the questions for which curious minds wanted the answers
Does Sunnybrook really have the longest hallway in Canada?
That’s a tough one to answer; you may be surprised how many places claim to have the longest hallway. What we do know is that one of our corridors is about 500 metres long – half a kilometre, or close to five football fields end to end. And if you find yourself at one end needing to get to the other, we’re sure this half a kilometre will feel like the longest in the world!
How many toilets are there at Sunnybrook?
Great question – and one that could only have been asked by a nine-year-old. (It was!) Sunnybrook boasts 1,264 washrooms at its Bayview campus alone, and some of those washrooms house as many as five toilets. Suffice it to say if nature calls, Sunnybrook will be there to answer.
How much garbage does Sunnybrook produce in a year?
The hospital generates 4,672 metric tonnes of general, recycling and biomedical waste per year. That’s divided between 1.2 million patient visits a year and close to 10,000 employees – plus 2,500 medical students. In fact, Sunnybrook has a strong reputation for its green initiatives. It has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers four years in a row, and won the 2012 Green Toronto Award in the Green Business category. For Sunnybrook, it seems, it’s quite easy being green.
How many different meals do you serve in one day?
Sunnybrook’s Food Services Division prepares and delivers more than 3,000 meals per day. That’s more than a million meals a year, including nearly 700,000 cups of coffee and tea and more than 68,000 servings of Jell-O a year. (And that doesn’t include meals served in our various cafeterias to staff and visitors).
How many patients does Sunnybrook see?
Sunnybrook has a whopping 1.2 million patient visits a year. That includes 18,634 mammographies, 46,840 CT exams, 36,364 ultrasounds and 219,478 MRI scans. With those kinds of numbers, it’s not surprising Sunnybrook is the largest single-site hospital in Canada.