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NHS cancer centre seeks patient and family partners for new advisory council

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NHS cancer centre seeks patient and family partners for new advisory council

Niagara Health System’s Walker Family Cancer Centre is looking for patient and family advisors to help make a difference in delivering high-quality cancer care in the region. Do you have experience in the cancer system? Are you willing to share your story? Do you have a desire to share a patient’s perspective in a group […]

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Niagara Health System encourages sun safety

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Niagara Health System encourages sun safety

Niagara Health System is urging residents to take caution in the sun and reduce their exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada, yet it is also one of the most preventable. About 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year, more than 6,000 of which are […]

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NHS stroke program receives positive report

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NHS stroke program receives positive report

The Ontario Stroke Network recently released a report showing that “the Niagara District Stroke Centre is the best in the province for ‘door-to-needle time’ (the time patients wait to receive life-saving t-PA)” according to a press release from the Niagara Health System last week. According to the release, the centre also was among the best […]

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Need to improve safety for staff and patients in the health care system

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Need to improve safety for staff and patients in the health care system

Welland MPP Cindy Forster wants to see the government to take action to “improve safety for patients and staff in our health care system.” In a letter addressed to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care Eric Hoskins and the Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn, Forster and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas call for […]

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Port Colborne council adopts official position on health services

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Port Colborne council adopts official position on health services

In a special Monday night, Port Colborne city council voted unanimously in favour of this official stand on the issue of health services in Niagara. That Council approves working with and supporting Welland with respect to ensuring no further loss of Emergency care service level. And that Council supports no loss of Urgent Care Services in […]

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New support group at Bridges

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New support group at Bridges

Do you feel like nobody understands your disability or chronic health condition? Are you looking to connect with others in the community for social support? Anyone with any form of disability or chronic health condition is welcomed to join a new support group at Bridges Community Health Centre in Port Colborne and connect with others. […]

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