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AGH VOLUNTEER RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD

AGH VOLUNTEER RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD
Almonte – Every Tuesday, you can find John Coderre in the Physiotherapy Department at Almonte General Hospital, helping patients and staff. As a volunteer, John changes linens, cleans equipment, does some filing and helps out whenever he can. “It’s a busy job and it’s a meaningful job,” says John. “And they are great people.” The Physio team agrees. “It is such an... Read More

Dundas Manor Welcomes New Resident and Family Care Coordinator

Dundas Manor Welcomes New Resident and Family Care Coordinator
New Role at Dundas Manor Supports Quality Care Winchester – Chelsea VanMoorsel started working at Dundas Manor right after she finished her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at St. Lawrence College. Seven years later, she has a new role as RN, Resident and Family Care Coordinator. The new leadership position supports residents, families and staff members. “I’m starting from scratch and... Read More

Almonte General Hospital: Supporting Women Close to Home

Almonte General Hospital: Supporting Women Close to Home
Almote – Dr. Bahaa Awwad has a vision of care close to home for women in our local communities. As Chief of  Obstetrics and Gynecology at Almonte General Hospital (AGH), he wants to ensure a range of services that respond to their needs. Most recently, Dr. Awwad has added a new option with the arrival of a specialized gynecological laser, located in his... Read More

Government of Canada Announces Funding to Promote Healthy Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Government of Canada Announces Funding to Promote Healthy Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
Project will educate young men about the root causes of teen dating violence OTTAWA – It is important for youth to learn about healthy relationships and ways to prevent gender-based violence, including teen and youth dating violence. Gender-based violence has immediate and often long-lasting impacts on a person’s physical and mental health. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health,... Read More

Mental Health Commission of Canada Mourns Board Chair the Hon. Michael Wilson

Mental Health Commission of Canada Mourns Board Chair the Hon. Michael Wilson
OTTAWA – Yesterday, we learned of the passing of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s(MHCC) Board Chair, the Hon. Michael Wilson.  An indomitable mental health advocate, Michael led this country’s collective awakening around mental illness long before fundraising drives were commonplace. Unafraid to share his lived experience, Michael leveraged his credibility as a cabinet minister and ambassador to bring the same gravitas to... Read More

Committed to Supporting Digital Mammography at WDMH

Committed to Supporting Digital Mammography at WDMH
Winchester – The team at Shoppers Drug Mart in Embrun knows how to plan. They have just presented a cheque for $3,437 to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Foundation – and they are already planning for another fundraising event next year. It’s all part of the “Shoppers Love. You.” campaign which supports local women’s health charities. This year, the Embrun team raised... Read More

NEW FUNDING TO EASE CATARACT SURGERY WAIT TIMES AT BGH: CLARK

NEW FUNDING TO EASE CATARACT SURGERY WAIT TIMES AT BGH: CLARK
BROCKVILLE – Relief is on the way for patients waiting for cataract surgery at Brockville General Hospital, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today. Clark said the hospital has received $156,000 from the South East LHIN that will allow an additional 300 routine cataract surgeries to be performed between now and March 31, 2019. “The unacceptable wait... Read More

Public Consultations Planned for Dundas Manor License Transfer

Public Consultations Planned for Dundas Manor License Transfer
Winchester – The provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is hosting public consultations regarding the transfer of the long-term license from Dundas Manor Limited to its parent company Rural Healthcare Innovations Inc. (RHI). “This is a routine administrative change and there will be no changes in the operation of our home as a result,” explains Board Chair Bill Smirle. “It is not related... Read More

Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism

Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism
EASTERN ONTARIO – Ontario’s government for the people is bringing relief to 23,000 children and their families who are currently languishing on a waitlist for autism services. In an announcement at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Parliamentary Assistant Amy Fee and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod outlined the widespread reforms to the Ontario Autism Program that... Read More