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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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Diners may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

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Diners may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

Niagara Region Public Health is advising anyone who ate at Marj’s Village Kitchen —also referred to as Marj’s — in Alma between January 2 and January 20 to call to determine if you may be at risk of hepatitis A and require the vaccination. On its website, the regional public health department said Wellington Dufferin […]

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Tips for flu season

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Tips for flu season

After a high number of emergency department and urgent care centre visits, as well as admissions to hospital of patients suffering complications from the flu, Niagara Health System and Niagara Region Public Health are urging residents to take caution if they have flu-like symptoms. A release from the health system said public health has reported […]

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Health and wellness programs at Bridges

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Health and wellness programs at Bridges

Bridges Community Health Centre has a variety of no cost health and wellness programs open to residents of Port Colborne and Wainfleet this winter. Below are some of the programs being offered; for a full listing of all available programs and workshops, please see www.bridgeschc.ca. • Healthy You is a dietitian-led weight management program that […]

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