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Premier’s Statement on Renewed Negotiations with the Ontario Medical Association

Premier’s Statement on Renewed Negotiations with the Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today: “Ontario’s doctors are essential to the delivery of a strong and sustainable health care sector. As we work to deliver on our mandate in health care to improve access, reduce wait times and improve the overall patient experience, we will only be stronger with a productive relationship with Ontario’s physicians. Earlier... Read More

Palliative Care includes grief support in many forms

Palliative Care includes grief support in many forms
When thinking about palliative care, thoughts quickly drift to supporting the person at the end of their life’s journey.  One goal of the Brockville and District Hospital Palliative Care program at Brockville General Hospital is to provide comfort and dignity for the person living with a life-limiting illness.  Providing support to grieving family members, whether a relative, partner or friend,... Read More

X-Rays right at the bedside – thanks to the WDMH Auxiliary

X-Rays right at the bedside – thanks to the WDMH Auxiliary
WINCHESTER – As if they don’t already do enough – every day at WDMH! The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $191,675.47 for the purchase of a new portable x-ray machine. It provides the latest technology and can be brought right to the patient’s bedside. “We are so grateful to our volunteers,” says Team Leader, Shirley Rose. “The mobile... Read More

CPHC’s Meals on Wheels Program Partners up with Community for their Annual March for Meals Month

CPHC’s Meals on Wheels Program Partners up with Community for their Annual March for Meals Month
Support will help Enable seniors and those in need to remain living in their own homes for as long, healthy and safe as possible   CPHC announced today that it will be participating in the Annual March For Meals, a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and to help raise awareness about vulnerable seniors, and those in need, who... Read More

Health Canada safety review finds risk of serious skin burns with over-the-counter topical pain relievers containing menthol

Health Canada safety review finds risk of serious skin burns with over-the-counter topical pain relievers containing menthol
OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians that a safety review has found a risk of serious skin burns with the use of certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical pain relievers containing menthol. These pain relievers are applied to the skin to produce mild irritation or inflammation intended to help relieve muscle and joint pain. They contain one or more active ingredients and come... Read More

Forbes ranks CHEO as Canada’s No. 1 health-care employer, again

Forbes ranks CHEO as Canada’s No. 1 health-care employer, again
Ottawa – For the second year running, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is ranked No. 1 among health-care and social-sector employers, moving into the Top 10 at position 10 on Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers. CHEO joins Google, Ubisoft, NAV Canada and Toronto Hydro in the top 10 best places to work in Canada. The Canada’s Best... Read More

Smile Cookie Campaign Funds Purchase New External Pacemaker for BGH

Smile Cookie Campaign Funds Purchase New External Pacemaker for BGH
The Impact of a “Smile” Cookie BROCKVILLE – The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) and the Brockville General Hospital (BGH) know first-hand the impact of a Smile Cookie! Thanks to patrons purchasing Smile Cookies at the 5 Brockville Tim Hortons locations, as well as at both the BGH’s Charles and Garden St. Sites during the Smile Cookie Campaign sales... Read More

Water Bottle Filling Stations Installed Across Leeds and Grenville

Water Bottle Filling Stations Installed Across Leeds and Grenville
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville is working with local organizations to encourage children and families to drink water Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville is pleased to announce the installation of new water bottle filling stations in partnership with 23 charitable and non-profit organizations/groups across the region. This initiative is designed to engage communities around the second... Read More

Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team Welcomes Renown Doctor Marla Shapiro for Herpes Zoster Learning Opportunity

Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team Welcomes Renown Doctor Marla Shapiro for Herpes Zoster Learning Opportunity
Brockville/Gananoque) – On Thursday, February 2, the Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team (LGCFHT) welcomed celebrity Dr. Marla Shapiro to its Brockville site for a lunchtime educational opportunity for all staff members. According to Linda Bisonette, LGCFHT Clinical Program Manager, Shapiro provided an excellent presentation on the subject of herpes zoster (also known as shingles), where she shared her... Read More

Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services for Thousands of People

Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services for Thousands of People
Province Investing in More Psychotherapy, Supportive Housing and Services for Youth Ontario is providing faster access to mental health and addictions services across the province, with new investments that will ensure thousands more people can get the support they need when they need it. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Routes – Social Resource Centre... Read More