Health

The LDHC & WFHT- How we’re staying safe during this pandemic

  In the next video produced by the Lady Dunn Health Centre and Wawa Family Health Team in Wawa. This video shows an overview of the changes that have been made at the Lady Dunn Health Centre to keep patients, staff and community safe. With safety restrictions in place, the hospital and clinic remains open. Residents are encouraged to call ...

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Partnership between Makwa Wise and TeleSense Canada Launches MakwaSense

​​​​This partnership between Makwa Wise and TeleSense Canada comes out of the founders, Dr. Roger A. Boyer II and Michael Haddad’s, passion to establish a trauma-informed and culturally humble healthcare team to respond to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the family unit, either single or multigenerational. MAKWASENSE responds to the needs of those families who have been ...

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Wawa’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  Dr. Robinson takes us on a walkthrough of Wawa’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre and explains how it works. If you are worried you may have symptoms of COVID-19, please give the centre a call: 705-856-2244 ext. 244 or 246. Dr Robinson nous montre le centre d’évaluation COVID-19 de Wawa, et explique comment l’utiliser. Si vous pensez que vous avez les ...

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Three New cases of COVID-19 in Algoma District

Algoma Public Health is reporting three new COVID-19 cases in the Algoma district. Details of confirmed cases:   Case Number  Exposure Category  Status   Tested               Important Information Case #18 International Travel Self-isolating May 12, 2020 Close contacts have been notified All returning international travellers must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days All Algoma residents must ...

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APH Confirms 17th Case of COVID-19

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma District. APH states that Case #17 is self isolating, with close contacts having been notified of their possible exposure. There is no defining information other than this ‘unknown’ exposure is evidence of ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Marie & Area. Algoma District residents are warned ...

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We’re back – Walk-In Counselling Service Goes Virtual

On Tuesday, May 12th, the Walk-In Counselling Service will be reopening and providing services virtually. Appointments will be available on Tuesdays and services will be provided by telephone or video conference. “Since the Walk-in Counselling Service began in November 2015 over 1700 different people have accessed at least one session. It was a difficult decision that we made in March ...

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National Nursing Week 2020 is May 11th– 17th

Nursing Week is the annual celebration of our profession.  This week was established to honor Florence Nightingale’s birthday , May 12th, the founder of modern nursing. The World Health Organization has also designated 2020 as the YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE  in honor of the 200thanniversary of her birthday. The theme this year is NURSES: A VOICE TO LEAD-NURSING ...

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COVID-19 has been confirmed in 3 residents of Extendicare Maple View

As part of proactive surveillance testing in all of Algoma long term care homes, COVID-19 has been confirmed in three residents of Extendicare Maple View.  Algoma Public Health’s outbreak response team is working closely with Extendicare Maple View’s care team to take further preventive actions to protect staff and residents.   At this time, the three residents have no symptoms ...

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WFHT – How to stay active while staying inside

    Dr. Shaffaf shows us some fun and easy ways to get physical activity without leaving the house. These are great ideas for days with less than ideal weather, or if you’ve been instructed to self-isolate in the home for possible COVID-19.

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WFHT – Wearing Masks & Gloves

    Dr Shaffaf and Dr Robinson are back with another important video for Wawa. They have some important safety pointers about wearing masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19. This is the second video, the first is available by clicking this link.

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North Algoma Wellness Challenge a la COVID-19

I think we can all agree that the Walking Challenge this year has to look a little different due to COVID-19. We continue to encourage everyone to continue to use proper hand hygiene, STAY HOME, STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY and if you need to leave your home for essentials then continue to physically distance. Enough about that though, this ...

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WFHT – Healthy Exercising During COVID-19

  The Wawa Family Health Team realizes that staying at home during the pandemic can be tough, especially if you want to get some physical activity. It’s important to know that you can still get some exercise by going for a walk, as long as you maintain your physical distance from others. Dr Robinson explains how in this video. This ...

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Increasing Testing at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre as a collaborative effort between the Lady Dunn Health Centre and the Municipality of Wawa continues to serve all residents of North Algoma. Additional guidance has been provided to increase testing of Ontarians. Individuals who experience any of the following symptoms should call to speak with a Nurse at the Assessment Centre: Temperature of 37.8°C or ...

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Algoma Public Health Reports new COVID-19 case in the Algoma district

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Details of confirmed case:   Case # Age, Gender   Exposure category   Status Tested Case #12 30s, female Unknown Self-isolating April 14, 2020   View our webpage with updated status of cases in Algoma. Learn more about COVID-19 in Algoma. Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about the province’s response ...

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