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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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Spring programs offered at Bridges

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Spring programs offered at Bridges

Bridges Community Health Centre is offering a variety of no cost health and wellness programs to kick off spring. All groups will be held in the community room at 177 King St., Port Colborne. To register for a program or workshop or for more information, please call 289-479-5017 ext. 2421, drop by the reception desk […]

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