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Health Unit begins beach water quality program this week

Health Unit begins beach water quality program this week
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year.  The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2018. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach,... Read More

Kemptville District Hospital Diabetes Education Program presents guest speaker Dr. Carla Eamon on June 28, 2018

Kemptville District Hospital Diabetes Education Program presents guest speaker Dr. Carla Eamon on June 28, 2018
KEMPTVILLE – The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Diabetes Education and Support Program is pleased to present Dr. Carla Eamon as a guest speaker on the subject of “Diabetes and Eyes” on June 28, 2018 at 7 pm in the hospital’s Courtyard Lounge. Dr. Eamon’s presentation will describe diabetic damage in the eye, the potential complications of diabetes on the eyes and... Read More

Volunteers bring an uplifting experience to BGH

Volunteers bring an uplifting experience to BGH
Brockville – Members from the Brockville General Volunteer Association (BGVA) have donated funds for the purchase of a new patient lifting system for the CT scanner. “This new lifting system, will mean we are able to move patients from hospital beds and wheelchairs with ease when they come for a CT scan,” explains Nathan Tompkins, Manager, Diagnostic Imaging. “This is... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Do You Get Your Drinking Water from a Well?
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit can help you ensure that the well water you and your family are drinking is safe. Spring is a good time to have your well water tested for bacteria. Run off from heavy rain may affect the safety of your drinking water. Testing your well water will alert you to... Read More

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about culture

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about culture
Culture and traditions shape our behaviors and attitudes. The way we dress, the food we prefer, and our taste in music are examples of culture. Culture is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and well-being. Why is a culture important? Culture contributes to: Personal benefits – enjoying free time, being entertained, learning about... Read More

Winchester District Memorial Hospital: Celebrating Professional Team Players

Winchester District Memorial Hospital:  Celebrating Professional Team Players
Winchester – Professional, team players. That is the common thread among Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s (WDMH) newest Commitment Award recipients. Each of these WDMH team members is known for going above and beyond to do their job and to support their colleagues. Congratulations to Karen Chambers, Simon Duncan and Dr. Jennifer Ingram-Crooks. When preparing their nomination for Karen Chambers, her colleagues... Read More

Support and Research for Prostate Cancer Continues

Support and Research for Prostate Cancer Continues
Kingston –Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from across Canada venture onto the highways to raise funds and public awareness for prostate cancer in the TELUS Ride for Dad fundraiser. This year, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Izard, appointed to the Department of Urology at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), will be receiving a $38,000 grant to... Read More

The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Sunday, May 27, 2018
Brockville – On Sunday, May 27, Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 1000 Islands Chapter will host the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History at the Memorial Park Rotary Field House (Laurier Boulevard) in Brockville to help raise funds for critical cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care. “Lace up, hit the pavement, and help lead the way in the fight against CF,” said... Read More

Brockville General Hospital (BGH) Nurses Alumnae Annually Support Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Program

Brockville General Hospital (BGH) Nurses Alumnae Annually Support Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Program
Brockville – Members of the Brockville General Hospital (BGH) Nurses Alumnae, Pat Young, Membership Coordinator, Diane Besley, Vice President of Alumni and Ruth Jones, Archives/Historian presented a cheque for $500 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Joan Simon, Executive Director on Wednesday, May 23rd. This donation was for Brockville General Hospital’s Brockville Cardiovascular Program. Through dues and donations, the... Read More

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Spring Cleanup around the Home and Cottage

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Spring Cleanup around the Home and Cottage
Spring is here and we all want to get out and enjoy the warm weather.  It’s time to open up the cottage, clean out the shed and do some gardening.  A thorough spring clean-up can help you enjoy outdoor activities all season long by removing conditions that are favourable for unwanted pests that may cause discomfort and disease.  The Health... Read More