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Rallying to save Welland hospital

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Rallying to save Welland hospital

Hospitals in Port Colborne and Fort Erie suffered a death by 1,000 cuts, and Welland MPP Cindy Forster doesn’t want to see the same thing happen to Welland’s hospital. Forster, and Welland MP Malcolm Allen, joined Sue Hotte, of the Save the Welland Hospital campaign, and Welland Mayor Frank Campion Friday morning to talk about […]

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Providing comfort for cancer patients

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Providing comfort for cancer patients

If you visit Star of the Sea Church in St. Catharines on a Tuesday morning, you’re likely to find a group of women hard at work providing comfort to Niagara cancer patients.  The group from the church’s Catholic Women’s League meets every Tuesday in the church hall to sew women’s headwear, called turbans, for patients […]

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Silver LEED status awarded to NHS hospital

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Silver LEED status awarded to NHS hospital

  A white roof to reduce heat island effect, water-efficient landscaping, and extensive use of natural light, among others, helped Niagara Health System’s St. Catharines hospital meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certified status with the Canada Green Building Council. In a release, the health system said the 980,805-square-foot complex, which opened […]

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Ontarians at increased risk for colorectal cancer

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Ontarians at increased risk for colorectal cancer

Niagara Health System’s Walker Family Cancer Centre is challenging Niagara residents to reduce their risk of developing colorectal cancer, the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the province, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The challenge comes at the same time a new report from from Cancer Care Ontario shows a substantial number of colorectal cancers […]

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Measles advisory issued

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Measles advisory issued

Ontario’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health issued an advisory to individuals who attended the Acquire the Fire event — a mass gathering of youth that was held in Toronto at Queensway Cathedral on February 6 and 7 — to watch for possible measles. Dr. Robin Williams said the alert came after an investigation into […]

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Enhancing patient safety

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Enhancing patient safety

  Niagara Health System will receive more than $1 million annually to improve patient safety through a Critical Care Response Team. The province, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network, and health system made the announcement Friday at the St. Catharines hospital. A release from the health system said a critical care response team […]

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