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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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Public health issues hepatitis A warning

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Public health issues hepatitis A warning

If you ate at Buffalo, New York’s Casa-di-Pizza restaurant anytime between March 1 and 19 of this year, you may be at risk of hepatitis A and require a vaccination, Niagara Region Public Health is advising. Erie County Department of Health reports that an employee of the restaurant, on Elmwood Ave., has a confirmed case […]

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NHS moving forward with hospital plans

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NHS moving forward with hospital plans

Niagara Health System is moving forward with plans to open a new Niagara south hospital at Lyons Creek and Montrose Rds. in Niagara Falls, said Brady Wood, its chief communications and external relations officer. “We have an approved plan and we’re moving forward with implementing what has been approved,” said Wood over the weekend. Last […]

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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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