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Ontario takes additional steps to improve health care flexibility during COVID-19 outbreak

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Ontario takes additional steps to improve health care flexibility during COVID-19 outbreak

Government of Ontario press release – On Friday, May 1/2020, the Ontario government issued new temporary emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the immediate needs of the province’s hospitals and health care workers so they can better manage critical health care human resources during COVID-19. “By taking these steps today, […]

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COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient unit at Greater Niagara General Site

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COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient unit at Greater Niagara General Site

Niagara Health press release – Niagara Health declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on the inpatient Trillium Unit at the Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls on Friday, May 1/2020. This outbreak was declared as a result of a healthcare-associated case involving a healthcare worker on the unit. Contact tracing by our Infection Prevention and […]

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Niagara Health expresses gratitude to physicians on Doctors’ Day

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Niagara Health expresses gratitude to physicians on Doctors’ Day

Niagara Health press release – May 1 is always a special day at Niagara Health when we take the time to honour our more than 600 physicians and those practising in the community on Doctors’ Day. And it’s even more meaningful this year as we salute and recognize the physicians across Niagara providing care on […]

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Outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient unit in St. Catharines declared over

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Outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient unit in St. Catharines declared over

An outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient Unit 4A 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 able to declare an […]

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Extending care beyond the hospital into long-term care, other homes

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Extending care beyond the hospital into long-term care, other homes

Niagara Health press release – As residents living in long-term care and retirement homes continue to be heavily impacted by COVID-19, Niagara Health is moving quickly to mobilize support and help protect our community’s most vulnerable citizens. The provincial government announced a number of measures over the weekend, including an Emergency Order to support long-term […]

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Brock-led team studying bone and muscle loss in samples from NASA

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Brock-led team studying bone and muscle loss in samples from NASA

Brock University press release – The legendary agency that put a man on the moon is helping a Brock University-led research team explore secrets of human health — including how to slow the kind of tissue loss that happens to astronauts during space flight. The team, headed by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Val Fajardo, was […]

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