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Ontario delivering shorter patient wait times

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Ontario delivering shorter patient wait times

Major $1.3  billion investment for quicker access to specialized care and services As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is improving access to high-quality health care services for people across the province by investing $1.3 billion over three years to reduce wait times, with more than $285 million of that for 2017-18. Premier Kathleen Wynne […]

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Ontario providing free prescription medications for students

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Ontario providing free prescription medications for students

New OHIP+ will make prescription drugs free for everyone 24 and under Premier Kathleen Wynne met with students at the University of Waterloo today to discuss how Ontario’s new OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program will benefit them and their families. Last week, Ontario announced that as part of the 2017 Budget, it is moving […]

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Ontario boosts mental health supports across the province

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Ontario boosts mental health supports across the province

Province funding increased mental health programs and services As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is boosting funding for mental health services and supports for people across the province. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, were at the University of Toronto today […]

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Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity

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Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity

Brock University press release – Underweight or premature babies are not the only results of smoking during pregnancy. Fetuses exposed to nicotine from cigarette smoke are at higher risk of becoming obese after they’re born, reports a new paper by a Brock University researcher in collaboration with a research team at the State University of […]

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Niagara Health celebrates our more than 600 doctors on Doctors’ Day

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Niagara Health celebrates our more than 600 doctors on Doctors’ Day

Niagara Health is celebrating the dedication and commitment of our talented and caring physicians by joining in the celebration of Doctors’ Day on May 1. Our more than 600 doctors make a significant difference each day in the lives of our patients and their families. “On behalf of the Niagara Health team, I would like […]

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Walker Family Cancer Centre receives special recognition

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Walker Family Cancer Centre receives special recognition

Niagara Health is one of only 15 healthcare organizations in North America to be recently named a recipient of The Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Program. The Patient Experience Grant Program supports healthcare organizations as they test ideas and efforts impacting the experiences of patients and families. The Beryl Institute, the global community […]

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