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West Nile virus season begins

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West Nile virus season begins

Warmer temperatures are here, and with them come the onset of West Nile virus season. Niagara residents and visitors to the area are encouraged to take the following protective measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes: ​Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes when outdoors Whenever you use mosquito repellent, apply a product containing […]

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Building a stronger, healthier Ontario

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Building a stronger, healthier Ontario

This post was originally published on this site2017 Budget highlights major health care investments Ontario is continuing to put patients first by making significant investments in the 2017 Budget to support vital health care services that families depend on. Monday May 29, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, spoke in Toronto to […]

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Protecting a woman’s right to choose

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Protecting a woman’s right to choose

This post was originally published on this siteProvince to introduce bill to help ensure safe access to Women’s Health Clinics Ontario is taking steps to help protect women who are seeking reproductive health care. In fall 2017, the province plans to introduce a bill that would, if passed, create “safe access zones” at specified health […]

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Medical students walk in nurses’ shoes

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Medical students walk in nurses’ shoes

Two new physicians graduated from the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine with a “sense of wow”. Together they developed an elective program that puts new medical students in the shoes of hospital nurses, and the successful program is being developed further than they ever imagined. Laura Walmsley and Melanie Fortune […]

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Niagara Health recognizes Awards of Excellence recipients

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Niagara Health recognizes Awards of Excellence recipients

A Communications Specialist whose contributions have been instrumental in building Niagara Health’s new culture of extraordinary caring within our organization and in the community is the 2017 recipient of Niagara Health’s top award. President’s Award recipient Lisa Pepperall co-chaired Niagara Health’s United Way committee and led the team to raise a record $75,470 for United […]

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Keeping health care professionals safe on the job

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Keeping health care professionals safe on the job

This post was originally published on this siteOntario moving forward with recommendations to prevent workplace violence Ontario is continuing to enhance safety for health care professionals at work by implementing recommendations from the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Report, released today. Due to the nature of their work, health care workers, including nurses and […]

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