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South East LHIN shows greatest improvement in province in reducing mortality rates for acute stroke patients

South East LHIN shows greatest improvement in province in  reducing mortality rates for acute stroke patients
More people in the south east region now survive and recover after a stroke A recently released provincial report indicates that patients and families from across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are benefiting from improved access to stroke care. According to new data released by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Ontario Stroke Network... Read More

Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries

Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries
On Thursday, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on expanding access to transition-related surgeries in Ontario: “For some trans and gender-diverse people in Ontario, transition-related surgeries are necessary. Every person has the right to be who they are. Our health care system should reflect and support this, which is why our government is... Read More

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds & Grenville: Veggies n’ Fruit Community Boost Initiative Awardees Announced

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds & Grenville: Veggies n’ Fruit Community Boost Initiative Awardees Announced
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville is pleased to announce the awardees of the Veggies n’ Fruit Community Boost Initiative.  This initiative is designed to engage communities around the third theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge: Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit. Approximately $55,000 has been awarded to thirteen recipients across Leeds and Grenville to implement initiatives that... Read More

KDH celebrating with OHI: 10 years of offering smoking cessation support to patients!

KDH celebrating with OHI: 10 years of offering smoking cessation support to patients!
KEMPTVILLE — Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is celebrating today ten years of partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC). Since implementation of the OMSC at KDH, approximately 250 smokers have been reached through personalized, best practice tobacco dependence treatment, resulting in increased quit attempts and long-term cessation. An estimated 100 smokers are smoke-free as a result... Read More

Ontario Supporting Work to Improve Men’s Health

Ontario Supporting Work to Improve Men’s Health
Province Helping Promote Small Steps That Lead to Healthier Lifestyles Ontario is partnering with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), providing funding to encourage men to make small changes in their lives that can make a big difference to their health.Recognizing Canadian Men’s Health Week, Premier Kathleen Wynne was joined by CMHF President Wayne Hartrick and Toronto Maple Leafs President... Read More

More Front-Line Workers for Every Community in Ontario to Combat Opioid Crisis

More Front-Line Workers for Every Community in Ontario to Combat Opioid Crisis
Province Also Expanding Availability of Life-Saving Naloxone Kits in Communities Ontario is stepping up its fight against the national opioid crisis with new front-line addiction and mental health workers for every community in the province and the distribution of almost 80,000 additional naloxone kits per year to front-line organizations. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined... Read More

Gord Brown pleased Thalidomide compensation recommendation sent to Health Minister

Gord Brown pleased Thalidomide compensation recommendation sent to Health Minister
Ottawa – Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville – Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, today notes that he is pleased that the House of Commons health committee has requested the health minister to change the compensation criteria for thalidomide survivors. “I have been working on this for just over a year. I am pleased to see that the committee... Read More

BGH releases recovery plan update

BGH releases recovery plan update
Brockville –Brockville General Hospital releases a second portion of its recovery plan, which is being led by provincially-appointed Supervisor, Kevin Empey. In January, Brockville General Hospital announced a first step of their recovery plan in which restructuring was made to the leadership team. This identified savings and allowed for investments in staff education and professional practice. In the second phase, released... Read More