Health

LDHC’s Emergency Department Staffing shortage

Ontario is experiencing a sustained, system-wide pressure on emergency department staffing levels due to COVID-related absences, staff fatigue and burnout. Emergency Department (ED) staffing pressures are being felt by hospitals across the country and while our ED at the Lady Dunn Heath Centre continues to remain open we have been navigating the pressures as well.   On August 13, 14 ...

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Expecting – SAH Obstetrics & Gynaecology offer Prenatal Care Clinic for low-risk patients

Obstetrics and Gynaecology have had significant recruitment and retention challenges over the last several years; this is a trend across Ontario, particularly in northern/rural communities. To address the health needs of pregnant people in our community, SAH has partnered with community health care providers to open a Prenatal Care Clinic that will provide prenatal care for low-risk patients. Patients who ...

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COVID Numbers on the Rise: Residents Reminded to Take Necessary Precautions

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022 Algoma Public Health has observed an increasing trend in COVID-19 cases across Algoma over the past two weeks. Early signals indicate that we are entering a new wave in the region. Residents are reminded to continue to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Across the Algoma District, the weekly ...

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COVID Numbers on the Rise: Residents Reminded to Take Necessary Precautions

Algoma Public Health has observed an increasing trend in COVID-19 cases across Algoma over the past two weeks. Early signals indicate that we are entering a new wave in the region. Residents are reminded to continue to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Across the Algoma District, the weekly incidence of new high-risk ...

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Il sera bientôt possible de prendre rendez-vous pour la vaccination contre la COVID-19 des enfants de six mois à moins de cinq ans

Dès 8 h le jeudi 28 juillet 2022, les parents et tuteurs d’enfants âgés de six mois à moins de cinq ans pourront prendre rendez-vous pour l’administration du vaccin pédiatrique contre la COVID-19. Les jeunes immunodéprimés âgés de 12 à 17 ans deviendront également admissibles à la prise de rendez-vous pour leur deuxième dose de rappel (cinquième dose) s’il s’est ...

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NOSM University researchers part of Canadian team receiving $10 million to research SARS-CoV-2 medications

On Thursday, July 7, 2022 the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Federal Minister of Health, announced $10M in research funding to establish the Canadian ADAptive Platform Trial of COVID-19 Therapeutics in Community Settings (Can-ADAPT COVID). Dr. Barb Zelek, Associate Professor at NOSM University, and Dr. Brianne Wood, NOSM University/Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Associate Scientist, are part of the research team ...

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Most Masking Requirements to be Lifted today, June 11

Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on the lifting of remaining provincial masking requirements: “With high vaccination rates and Ontario’s COVID-19 situation continuing to improve, most of the province’s remaining provincial masking requirements, including on public transit, will expire as of 12:00 a.m. on June 11, 2022. To continue providing an additional layer of ...

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ONE person, ONE record, ONE system

  The Lady Dunn Health Centre, along with 23 other hospitals across northeastern Ontario is launching the ONE Initiative.  ONE stands for one person, one record, one system.  The ONE Initiative is a transformational project in northeastern Ontario to improve patient care through the implementation of a single electronic health information system (HIS) across the region.  The Health Information System ...

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Alert: Increase in opioid related harms in the Algoma region

May 11, 2022 at 21:03 Algoma Public Health (APH) is cautioning anyone who uses street drugs to take extra precautions at this time, as there has been an increase in opioid-related EMS calls and opioid-related Emergency Department visits in Algoma. APH is also asking all members of the community to continue their support for residents at risk of opioid poisonings and their loved ...

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Masking Requirements Continue in Select Indoor Settings

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As Ontario continues to effectively manage the sixth wave of COVID-19, the Chief Medical Officer of Health is maintaining existing provincial masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings until June 11, 2022. “To protect our progress in managing this latest wave, I am maintaining masking requirements in specific public settings where individuals who are, or may be, at increased risk ...

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Les exigences en matière de port du masque se poursuivent dans certains milieux intérieurs

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Alors que l’Ontario continue de gérer efficacement la sixième vague de COVID-19, le médecin hygiéniste en chef maintient les exigences provinciales en vigueur en matière de port du masque dans certains milieux intérieurs à risque élevé jusqu’au 11 juin 2022. « Pour protéger nos progrès dans la gestion de cette dernière vague, je maintiens les exigences relatives au port du ...

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Exploring the Spirit of Play: Children’s Mental Health Week!

Algoma Family Services (AFS), in partnership with Early ON, Nogdawindamin, Social Services Sault Ste. Marie, Strong Minds and THRIVE are providing a hybrid environment of in-person and virtual activities and events across the District in recognition of Infant, Child, Youth, and Adult Mental Health Week from May 1st to May 7th, 2022.   Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health ...

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NOSM University medical students create impactful video about cannabis use by teens

Northern Ontario has the highest rates of cannabis dependence in high-school students across the province, according to the study Drug use among Ontario Students, published by the Canadian Mental Health Association in 2020. When a group of fourth-year medical students at NOSM University learned these statistics, they felt compelled to educate preteens and teenagers ages 12-18 as part of their unique advocacy curriculum. ...

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L’Ontario élargit l’admissibilité à la quatrième dose

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, élargit l’admissibilité à la quatrième dose du vaccin contre la COVID-19 aux personnes âgées de 60 ans et plus ainsi qu’aux membres des Premières Nations, aux Inuits et aux Métis, ainsi qu’aux membres de leur ménage non-Autochtones, âgés de 18 ans et plus à compter du 7 avril ...

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