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KDH Patient and Family Advisor Bob Hale appointed to the Ontario Health Minister’s new Patient and Family Advisory Council

KDH Patient and Family Advisor Bob Hale appointed to the Ontario Health Minister’s new Patient and Family Advisory Council
KEMPTVILLE – Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is very pleased to announce that Bob Hale, Co-Chair of its Patient and Family Advisory Committee, has been appointed to the Ontario Health Minister’s own Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Comprised of a Chair and 15 members, the new PFAC of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) will advise government... Read More

“Brush Up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

“Brush Up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy
The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month. The “Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy” campaign is geared to parents and focuses on the impact dental health has on kids’ healthy growth and development and the free dental programs and services... Read More

LGCFHT Refreshes Online Presence with New Website

LGCFHT Refreshes Online Presence with New Website
Brockville/Gananoque – Today, the Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team (LGCFHT) launched a new website that is simple to navigate, user-friendly, and full of information for patients and the community about its programs and services at the Brockville and Gananoque locations. The new website features information about: Mission, Vision and Values Board of Directors Team Careers Enrolment Comprehensive Primary Care... Read More

Family Caregiver Day being Celebrated April 3, 2018

Family Caregiver Day being Celebrated April 3, 2018
Family caregivers of all ages deserve recognition and support Across the province, over 3 million people provide supports for family members facing illness, disability, or challenges related to aging, but their contributions often go unrecognized. On April 3rd. Community & Primary Health Care (CPHC) and the Ontario Caregiver Coalition (OCC) are celebrating Family Caregiver Day by unmasking these invisible heroes of the... Read More

Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Ticks and Lyme Disease…What you need to know

Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Ticks and Lyme Disease…What you need to know
Brockville  –As daytime temperatures rise above 4°C, ticks become active. If bitten by a tick you may be at risk of getting Lyme disease. Ticks are present throughout the entire Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties area.  Taking the following precautions will help to reduce your risk: Dressing in light coloured clothing makes adult ticks and nymphs (small stage of the tick),... Read More

New OR Bed Provides for Even Better Orthopedic Patient Outcomes

New OR Bed Provides for Even Better Orthopedic  Patient Outcomes
Smiths Falls –  The Hana Bed is a state of the art operating room table that allows the patient to receive a total hip replacement that is minimally invasive when compared to the traditional procedure.  The table allows the surgeon to position the patient in such a way that no muscles are cut.  The surgeon can repair and replace from the... Read More

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices
Household food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. The solutions to food insecurity include things like enough income, affordable housing, daycare and transportation, opportunities for safe and steady work and opportunities for an education. Until more people have enough income to buy enough healthy food, food banks and community meal programs will continue to need our... Read More

South East LHIN Board of Directors announces new Board Member, Jo-Anne Brady

South East LHIN Board of Directors announces new Board Member, Jo-Anne Brady
Hersh Sehdev, Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the South East LHIN’s newest board member, Jo-Anne Brady. Appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council through a process administered by the Public Appointments Secretariat of the Province of Ontario, Ms. Brady will serve a three-year term, effective February 21, 2018. A graduate... Read More

Dundas Manor: The Author. The Centenarians. The Knitters. The Gardener. And the Helper

Dundas Manor: The Author. The Centenarians. The Knitters. The Gardener. And the Helper
Winchester – When new residents arrive at Dundas Manor, they are asked one important question: what brings you joy? “We want to get to know you, hear your story and find out what more we can accomplish together,” explained Activity Director Jennifer Hill at the ‘Dreams Day’ event held on March 14th. “Then we get to be creative and make things happen.” This... Read More