Health

Statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the following statement: “In light of the growing evidence, I have become increasingly concerned about the prevalence and possible health consequences of vaping, particularly as they affect our youth. At the same time, it has become abundantly clear that we do not have access to sufficient data and information to ...

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Statement by Attorney General Doug Downey on the Opioid Crisis

Today, Attorney General Doug Downey issued the following statement regarding Purdue Pharma: “In May, the Ontario government introduced legislation to support Ontario’s participation in the national class-action lawsuit British Columbia launched last year against more than 40 opioid manufacturers and wholesalers. Since then, our government has been monitoring with considerable interest the recent developments in the U.S. litigation concerning the ...

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Mantha Fights against ADSAB Restructuring and Cuts

The Ford Government is continuing its cuts to health care funding and social services (a list of these cuts can be read here). Mike Mantha, our MPP is going to bat to try and stop the restructuring of the Algoma District School Board. Recently, Wawa, White River, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne learned about proposed cuts to the ambulance service. These cuts ...

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Latest autism announcement is welcome news, but questions remain

The OAC is pleased that the government has conceded that the Ford/MacLeod autism plan is a failure and must be replaced. Today’s announcement that the Autism Advisory Panel has been empowered to create a truly needs-based plan is very welcome news. Families currently receiving intensive therapy will be relieved to hear that they will get another six-month extension.   Although ...

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The LDHC Foundation Says Thank You to the Dubreuilville Strongman Committee

  Recently, LDHC Foundation received a generous donation from the Dubreuilville Strongman Committee in the amount of 5,593.50. The donation will be used to purchase an IV pump for the Dubreuilville Nursing Station. The new intravenous pump will be upload with a library of medication protocols and will allow for up to 2 medications to be administered at a time.  The ...

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The LDHC Foundation’s Special Anniversary

  On Saturday, June 22 the LDHC Foundation will host its annual Wine Tasting Event. This year marks the 10thAnniversary for the Foundation and there is so much to celebrate. Cindy Jozin of Green Cabin Pottery has crafted beautiful wine goblets to help celebrate this special occasion. Each goblet is unique in its shape and colouring. Thank you Cindy for ...

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‘Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies. Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP is sharing the data to help prevent the ...

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The LDHC Foundation Thanks the Direct Sales Fundraising Group

Recently a novel fundraising activity took place in the community. Thea Desgagne led a group on social media and encouraged participants to share some of their commissions with the hospital foundation. The event took place April 25thto the 28thon Facebook. Ten ladies from different direct sales companies came together to showcase the products that they have to offer and agreed to ...

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The LDHC Foundation Has Begun Preparations for Annual Wine Tasting

The LDHC Foundation is making preparations for its annual Wine Tasting Event. This year the event promises to be extra special since the Foundation is celebrating its 10thAnniversary. The committee has been working hard to plan an exciting evening for attendees. Wines and local craft beers are being selected as well as accompanying appetizers. Please mark this date on your ...

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LDHC Palliative Care Program’s 1st Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

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Summer is coming, and with it an exciting new community event. The Lady Dunn Health Centre (LDHC) Palliative Care Program’s 1st Annual Memorial Butterfly Release will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Long Term Care Garden. This will be an afternoon of celebration, music, and community beginning at 2:00 p.m. culminating in the release of Painted Lady ...

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Congratulations For The Health of It participants

Congratulations For The Health of It participants, you have completed the community challenge!   Winners for week 4 are: Chrystal Morden, Diane Spencer, Sharon Boucher, Anne Owen, Laura Moffatt, and Lonna Rilley.   Thank you so much for your participation in this year’s challenge! Algoma Public Health will be sending out a survey later this week. Also, the poker walk scores ...

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For the Health of It- Week 4

It’s hard to believe we are in the final week of the challenge. This week features the Poker Walk! The rules are below. Congrats to our winners from week 3: Paul Lesperance, Mary Lesperance, Jessica Aasmae, Rachel Robinson, Yes I Can, and Kathy Culhane. The challenges for week 4 are: Physical Activity: How many steps did you get each day this week? ...

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