Health

Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Public Warning Regarding Fentanyl in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 11, 2017 @ 17:01cr The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health would like to advise the public that a drug exhibit submitted to Health Canada from a recent large drug seizure in Sault Ste. Marie was found to contain CYCLOPROPYL FENTANYL. Health Canada has issued an alert advising that this substance is newly encountered in our ...

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Statement from Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Today, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement: “Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and I met with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario, to discuss Ontario’s comprehensive Opioid Strategy and how ...

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Le RLISS du Nord-Est appuie les fournisseurs de soins de santé qui veulent participer à l’aide médicale à mourir

Lorsqu’une personne souffre d’une maladie grave, incurable et en phase terminale – et que s’annoncent d’autres symptômes, le déclin, puis la mort – les soins palliatifs procurent un soulagement. Maintenant, à la suite de la reconnaissance par la Cour suprême du Canada de l’aide médicale à mourir à titre de droit constitutionnel, une autre option s’offre aux personnes qui se ...

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North East LHIN Supports Health Care Providers Wanting to Participate in Medical Assistance in Dying

  When someone is suffering with a serious, incurable terminal illness – and looming ahead is further decline and symptoms, followed by death – palliative care provides relief. Now, following the Supreme Court of Canada’s recognition of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) as a constitutional right, people who find themselves in this situation have an additional option to manage their ...

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Qu’on soit dans la chaufferie d’un hôpital ou dans une unité de soins cardiaques de pointe, on donne la priorité au patient

Chers résidents du Nord, Il y a maintenant un peu plus d’un mois que je suis devenue directrice générale intérimaire du RLISS du Nord-Est. Bien que je travaille au RLISS depuis cinq à titre de directrice principale et plus récemment, de vice-présidente du rendement et de la responsabilisation, le rôle de directrice générale m’a apporté plusieurs occasions d’apprendre de première ...

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More Green Time and Less Screen Time

  As a family physician, I’m often asked by parents: “How much screen time is too much screen time? Well parents, this summer I want you to think about upping your child’s “green-time” and dropping their “screen-time.” In fact, if they are younger than 2 years of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend any screen time at all. If ...

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Province Providing More Reproductive Choice for Women with Access to Mifegymiso

Aug 3, 2017 @ 10:00 Ontario is giving women more choice over their reproductive health by making Mifegymiso, a safe and effective medical alternative to surgical abortion, available at no cost. Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women, on behalf of Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health ...

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Ontario Government Appoints the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese to Lead Inquiry into Long-term Care Homes

The Ontario Provincial Government has appointed the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese to lead an independent public inquiry into the policies, procedures and oversight of long-term care homes. She has been asked to focus on the circumstances and systemic issues that may have contributed to the assault and death of residents who were under the care of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a former registered ...

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Successful Fundraising means new CT Scanner for Sault Area Hospital

Over ten years ago, the Sault Area Hospital (SAH) installed two CT Scanners in their Diagnostic Imaging Department. In early 2015, it was known that one would have to be replaced.   Yesterday, with successful fundraising, it was announced that a new CT Scanner will be installed later this year. The SAH performs over 20,000 CT scans, providing information to help ...

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Provincial Government to Begin Consultations on Drug Company payments to health care providers

  Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:58 The Ontario Government is asking patients, health care providers and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries about regulations and guidelines that govern the disclosure of payments from the private sector to health care professionals. One concern driving this is the desire for the public to have private drug companies disclose payments made by drug companies to ...

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Your feedback on the legislation of cannabis in Ontario

Jul 19, 2017 @ 08:11 The Ontario Government wants your opinion on how to approach the legislation of Cannabis. They are looking for feedback in five key areas: setting a minimum age for having, using and buying cannabis deciding where people can use cannabis keeping our roads safe regulating cannabis sales planning public education In April 2017, the federal government introduced ...

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Do you need a ‘Carrot’ to encourage Health and Active Living

Do you need a carrot or reward to do things that are beneficial to your health? How about more SCENE® points, Aeroplan® Miles, Petro-Points™, or More Rewards® points? Completing surveys, quizzes and learning about how to lead healthier lives, can also get you more points.     By downloading and using this app on your smartphone, you can collect rewards as ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre to Receive 9,787 from Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF)

Twenty hospitals in the North East Local Health Integration Network will be receiving funding from a provincial funding announcement to help hospitals make critical improvements to their facilities, including upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators. The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) was established in 1999 to assist hospitals in renewing their facilities.   ...

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