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Meira Care launches virtual health care service for Ontario residents

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Meira Care launches virtual health care service for Ontario residents

Meira Care press release – A brand-new virtual healthcare service, Meira Care, has launched this week for Ontario residents. The program is designed to offer patients access to several virtual health care services so that they do not have to step into a physical clinic or hospital. Meira Care’s goal is to provide a more […]

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Outbreak declared over on Unit 2A in St. Catharines

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Outbreak declared over on Unit 2A in St. Catharines

Niagara Health press release – An outbreak of COVID-19 on Unit 2A at the St. Catharines Site is now over. After 14 days of enhanced monitoring of patients and staff showed there had been no evidence of further transmission and no new additional COVID-19 cases on the unit, our Infection Prevention and Control team was […]

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at St. Catharines Site unit

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at St. Catharines Site unit

Niagara Health press release – Niagara Health today declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the St. Catharines Site after a healthcare worker on the unit tested positive for the virus. This is a dedicated unit for COVID-positive patients needing critical care. The investigation determined the transmission occurred in the […]

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Ontario releases plan to resume scheduled surgeries and procedures

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Ontario releases plan to resume scheduled surgeries and procedures

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework to help hospitals assess their readiness and begin planning for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures while maintaining capacity to respond to COVID-19. Timelines will vary from hospital to hospital and be conditional on approval by regional oversight tables […]

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Niagara Health offers tips to improve your mental wellness during pandemic

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Niagara Health offers tips to improve your mental wellness during pandemic

Niagara Health press release – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented change for everyone. We have all experienced significant changes to our work and personal lives, which has resulted in added stress and worry. “During a time like this, it is understandable that people may be feeling worried, anxious and overwhelmed,” says Dr. Maxine […]

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Niagara Health Medical Staff Association doubles its medical student scholarships

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Niagara Health Medical Staff Association doubles its medical student scholarships

McMaster University press release – Elliot Grady, Wryan Helmeczi, Emma Hudson, and Christina Weber have exemplified what it means to be student leaders – both in medical school and in their communities, and they have each been awarded a Niagara Health Medical Staff Association Medical Student Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships are presented annually to graduating […]

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