Health

Northern Ontario mental health crisis showcased at Sudbury committee hearing

Jan 16, 2018 @ 14:02 This morning, at a pre-budget committee hearing in Sudbury, Ontario’s growing mental health crisis was highlighted by a couple of presenters who urged the government to take immediate action. The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs heard from the Sudbury/Manitoulin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Child and Family Centre. Both ...

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Generous Donations to the LDHC Wish Upon A Star Campaign!

Jan 12, 2018 @ 11:51 The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all donors who contributed to the Foundation’s “Wish Upon A Star” campaign. Over $8,600 was donated through this holiday campaign. Generous hearts do prevail in the communities that the Lady Dunn Health Centre serves. Net proceeds will support the purchase of ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre – Proud to be accredited!

Dec 15, 2017 @ 16:08 The Lady Dunn Health Centre is proud to announce that it has achieved “Accreditation with Commendation” from Accreditation Canada.   Accredited with Commendation is “for organizations that go beyond the requirements of Accreditation Canada and are commended for their commitment to quality improvement.”  The decision follows a recent on site assessment completed in early November 2017 as ...

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November is Falls Prevention Month

Nov 30, 2017 @ 09:42 November is Falls Prevention Month which means that individuals and organizations across Canada are encouraged to work together to coordinate falls prevention efforts. Approximately one in three older adults over the age of 65 will fall at least once each year. Despite the majority of falls being predictable and preventable, falls are the leading cause ...

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École Publique L’Escalade Launches “Wish Upon a Star” Campaign

Nov 27, 2017 @ 10:11 The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation is preparing for this holiday season’s annual “Wish Upon a Star” Campaign.  For every gift made to the 2017 Wish Campaign, a star will be displayed on the Foundation Wish Tree in the hospital lobby. Stars can be personalized with a special message at the admitting desk.  Watch for ...

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Heart & Stroke – Women and Heart Disease

Nov 9, 2017 @ 09:36 Dan Ingram of the Heart & Stroke Foundation SSM was in Wawa Tuesday evening to speak about Women and Heart Disease at a presentation at the Gilmartin Funeral Home. The Heart & Stroke Foundation recognizes that women are living longer, but also face heart disease and stroke. Contary to public belief that breast cancer is ...

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What don’t women know about heart disease and stroke?

Nov 7, 2017 @ 08:27 What don’t women know about heart disease and stroke? Almost everything. Most women are unaware of the threat posed by heart disease and stroke. They don’t know heart disease and stroke claimed 31,000 women’s lives in Canada in 2013 or that it is the number one killer of women in the world. You are invited ...

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LDHCF Makes Donation to LDHC-Palliative Care

  Recently, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has started to accept donations for special programs provided at the hospital such as the Palliative Care Unit, Cancer Care, and Long-Term Care.  This is in addition to continuing to raise funds for capital equipment for the hospital. A new fundraising campaign will begin very shortly with the Wish Campaign. A request ...

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Wawa Family Health Team welcomes Dr. Jun Park to the Team!

Nov 3, 2017 @ 05:40 As of October 1, 2017 the Wawa Family Health Team is pleased to welcome Dr. Jun Park to the team as a permanent Wawa physician.   Dr. Park has provided locum services to various Northern communities. He obtained his medical degree from State University of New York and completed his family medicine training from the ...

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Technology is Helping Northerners Connect with Specialist Care Closer to Home

Oct 25, 2017 @ 18:41   A pilot program that makes it easier for primary care providers to get advice from medical specialists anywhere in Ontario is paying dividends for medical practitioners and patients in the North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN). The Provincial eConsult Initiative enables physicians and nurse practitioners to engage in a secure, electronic ...

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Cupcakes for a Cure!

Oct 21, 2017 @ 08:17   Yesterday was the Annual Cupcakes for a Cure at the Lady Dunn Health Centre. Talented bakers Louise Needham, Jennifer Tremblay and Tracy Chalykoff made dozens and dozens of cupcakes. Then there was a decoration party held just before they went on sale. There were so many beautiful cupcakes, it was hard to choose my ...

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NE LHIN announces members of Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC)

Oct 20, 2017 @ 08:07 The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) is pleased to announce that 16 Northerners have accepted positions on the LHIN’s first-ever Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). The first group of advisors includes Sault Ste. Marie resident Rina Clark, Alan Elliot of Echo Bay, and Brenda Lediett of Blind River.   The Northeastern ...

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