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NHS joins global campaign to raise women’s awareness of stroke

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NHS joins global campaign to raise women’s awareness of stroke

Thursday the Niagara Health System is joined with stroke campaigners around the world on World Stroke Day, as part of the global effort to raise awareness of stroke for women. Globally women run a higher risk of stroke and are more likely than men to die as a result. To help address this situation, Niagara […]

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Emergency Department, Urgent Care wait times posted

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Emergency Department, Urgent Care wait times posted

NHS website and waiting rooms showing Emergency Department and Urgent Care wait times Since Monday current Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) wait times and other information about usage are available on Niagara Health System’s website and on monitors at our sites as part of our ongoing efforts to improve the patient experience […]

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Major award presented to Port Colborne’s Health Services Coordinator Joanne Ferracciolli

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Major award presented to Port Colborne’s Health Services Coordinator Joanne Ferracciolli

Port Colborne’s Health Services Coordinator Joanne Ferracciolli received the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) Larkin Health Professional Education Award recently. She is an education coordinator with the ROMP. A press release from the City of Port Colborne says “As the city of Port Colborne’s Health Services Coordinator, Joanne works in tandem with the City’s Physician […]

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New Thrombosis Service launches at Niagara Health System

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New Thrombosis Service launches at Niagara Health System

Niagara Health System is pleased to announce the launch of its first Thrombosis Service, which is aimed at improving patient safety in Niagara. The official opening of the clinic was held today, in conjunction with World Thrombosis Day, which is marked annually on Oct. 13. Thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in […]

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Bridges Community Health Centre to host free Diabetic Retinal Screening

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Bridges Community Health Centre to host free Diabetic Retinal Screening

The Hamilton Regional Eye Institute (HREI) will be coming to Bridges Community Health Centre’s Port Colborne site in November for a Tele-Ophthalmology Screening session. This is a free service for people living with diabetes who do not have access to vision care coverage. HREI staff will check the back of the eye for any potential […]

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Booking a mammogram takes just minutes and could save your life

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Booking a mammogram takes just minutes and could save your life

Niagara Health System and Cancer Care Ontario invite you to ‘Just Book It’ this October. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Walker Family Cancer Centre at Niagara Health System, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is inviting eligible women aged 50 to 54 to ‘Just Book It’ by scheduling their mammogram appointments. This […]

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