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Niagara hardest hit by health cuts

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Niagara hardest hit by health cuts

Niagara has been the hardest hit in all of Ontario in the last decade when it comes to changes in the health system, the executive director Ontario Health Coalition told 150 people at Port Colborne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 last week. “You have suffered the worst cuts … you have the worst recommendations for […]

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Budget does little for long term care residents

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Budget does little for long term care residents

Ontario’s budget will do little to improve care levels for residents living in long term care homes, said Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS). In the months leading up to the budget, OANHSS urged the provincial government to put more money into front-line staff — primarily nurses and personal support workers […]

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E.coli outbreak being investigated

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E.coli outbreak being investigated

The Public Health Agency of Canada, along with federal and provincial public health agencies, are investigating an E.coli outbreak with a possible link to leafy greens.   Though a specific product has yet to be identified, the investigation is ongoing, the agency said in a release “At this time, the risk to Canadians is low. […]

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Health system thanks volunteers

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Health system thanks volunteers

Niagara Health System is thanking its 1,200 volunteers, who support patients and families across the region, during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. In a release, the health system said volunteers help provide quality patient-centered care in a wide range of departments, including cardiac rehab, clinical nutrition, critical care, emergency department, medical imaging, mental health, outpatient clinics, […]

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Hospital report flawed says expert

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Hospital report flawed says expert

An international health policy expert said a report recommending the closure of five hospitals in Niagara is “striking for its lack of even the most rudimentary analysis of local population and communities, demographic pressures, health needs, or logistical and access issues.” Dr. John Lister, author of two books on global health reform and professor at […]

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NHS honours staff with awards

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NHS honours staff with awards

A member of Niagara Health System’s dialysis team who is intuitive to his patients’ concerns and seeks proactive solutions to help them receive their regular treatments in their homes is the 2014 President’s Award of Excellence recipient. Richard Sit, a charge technologist for the health system’s Kidney Care Program, plays an important role in achieving […]

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