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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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Measles cases in province not linked

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Measles cases in province not linked

Eight cases of measles have been confirmed in Ontario in the past two weeks, and none of them have common sources of exposures, said the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and the provincial Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health. Health minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, and Dr. Robin Williams, acting chief medical officer of health, […]

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More funding needed for long term care homes

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More funding needed for long term care homes

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) had a straightforward message for the provincial government Wednesday morning: increase funding for non-profit long term care homes. “We simply do not have enough staff in our homes to provide both the levels of care and quality of care that we believe our residents need […]

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