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Sesame Workshop Introduces Sesame Street’s New Character With Autism: Meet Julia

Sesame Workshop Introduces Sesame Street’s New Character With Autism: Meet Julia
“Meet Julia” Episode Debuting Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet Premieres Globally April 10—including on HBO and PBS KIDS New York – Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, today announced a rich new phase of the autism initiative, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, welcoming Julia, a Muppet with autism, to the broadcast and signaling a strong,... Read More

Ontario Long Term Care Association calls on Ontario government to make seniors’ care a priority in provincial budget

Ontario Long Term Care Association calls on Ontario government to make seniors’ care a priority in provincial budget
TORONTO – Last year more than 100,000 Ontarians relied on services provided by long-term care homes, the majority requiring care for complex conditions such as dementia. Over the next 20 years it is anticipated that there will be twice as many seniors over the age of 75 and, by extension, a growth in the number of people with complex needs who... Read More

BGH declares enteric outbreak over

BGH declares enteric outbreak over
BROCKVILLE – Today, March 20, 2017, Brockville General Hospital has declared their recent enteric outbreak over. It has been five days with no new symptomatic patients on the 1 East and 2 East inpatient units.  In consultation with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit, the enteric outbreak has been declared over. Institutions must have no new cases present for five... Read More

WDMH Hosting Information Sessions on Advance Care Planning

WDMH Hosting Information Sessions on Advance Care Planning
Start the Conversation Winchester – It’s about conversations. It’s about decisions. It’s about how we care for each other. That’s the thinking behind a series of presentations being offered at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) over the next few months. The first session is set for Tuesday, March 28 from 2 to 4 pm. “We want everyone to start a conversation,”... Read More

Canadian Blood Services seeks new Board Directors from anywhere in Canada

Canadian Blood Services seeks new Board Directors from anywhere in Canada
Five new Board Directors needed — apply by April 21, 2017 As a result of routine term expirations, Canadian Blood Services now needs five new Board Directors. We invite applications from Canadian citizens from across the country. The Board of Directors The Board comprises thirteen members, including the Chair, four Regional Nominees, two Consumer Nominees who have knowledge or experience... Read More

WDMH: Helping to Save Lives in the ER

WDMH: Helping to Save Lives in the ER
Winchester – The WDMH Emergency Department has a new Glidescope, thanks to generous Foundation donors! “The Glidescope is a video laryngoscope,” explains Clinical Manager Laura Landry. “This piece of equipment is a standard of care in emergency departments in Canada. It ensures we can quickly and properly secure a patient’s airway and manage their breathing. Often in critical situations, intubation... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy

Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food.  And while a delicate topic – our digestive systems can sometimes feel like we are fighting with our food. If a person regularly struggles with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or any other digestive problem, please see a doctor or Registered Dietitian (RD). To keep your... Read More

Demand for Nursing Services Challenging to Meet as Canada’s Population Ages

Demand for Nursing Services Challenging to Meet as Canada’s Population Ages
OTTAWA – The regulated nursing workforce in Canada will have an increasingly difficult time supporting the continuing care needs of seniors. According to a new Conference Board of Canada report, demand for nursing services is expected to increase at a much stronger pace than the supply of nurses as Canada’s population ages. “Canada’s aging population will cause a dramatic rise in... Read More

$3.5 Million to make smoking cessation more affordable for Ontarians

$3.5 Million to make smoking cessation more affordable for Ontarians
OTTAWA – The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, in collaboration with Lakehead University’s Moving on to Being Free program, has been awarded $3.5 million to implement a new and innovative program that seeks to deliver payment cards (“Quit Cards”) to over 7,500 smokers throughout Ontario and increase capacity to enhance smoking cessation program delivery to priority patient populations. The program, powered... Read More