Health

The “Wish Upon a Star 2018” Campaign Has Begun

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has launched its annual “Wish Upon a Star” Campaign.  For every gift made to the 2018 Wish Campaign, a star will be displayed on the Foundation Wish Tree in the hospital lobby. At the admitting desk, stars can be inscribed in your name, in memory of loved ones, or in honour of someone special.  ...

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Hope Air Provides Free Flights to those in Medical Need

Last year, Hope Air provided over 900 flights to people in Northern Ontario who were in need of medical services far away from home. For those who live in small and rural communities where specialized medical care is not available, a trip to see a medical specialist might involve a 16-hour car or bus ride. Hope Air is the only ...

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WFHT Welcomes Dr. Dannica Switzer

The Wawa Family Health Team is very pleased to be announcing a new member to our team. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Dannica Switzer as of January 2, 2019. Dannica was born and raised in Wawa, and having spent the better part of the past 15 years away, she is excited about returning to her ...

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. During this month, the Diabetes Education Program will be providing articles on topics to help in the management of diabetes. The topics include hypoglycemia, foot care, healthy eating, and physical activity, and sick day management.  Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a concern for those living with diabetes. Some medication can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, ...

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Brookfield Renewable Donates $10,000 to the LDHC Foundation

  Julie Chagnon- Manager Stakeholder Relations, Claude Samson- Senior Manager of Operations from Central Operations and Bruce Welbourne- Manager Operations from Brookfield Renewable visited the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Wednesday, October 24thto make a donation of $10,000 towards the current campaign – Phase 2 of the Digital Radiography Upgrade for the x-ray department.  The upgrade has been completed and ...

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Mary is the Lucky Winner!

The Dream Vacation Lottery Draw has been made and the lucky winner is Mary Culhane, ticket # 963 . Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to support the LDHC Foundation’s endeavors to raise funds for healthcare enhancements at our local hospital. Thank you to each and every one who worked hard and gave of their time to make this ...

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Do you have an EXPIRED Health Card?

If your health card is expired, are you aware that you no longer have Ontario Health Insurance coverage and exactly what that means to you? If you do not renew your health card: You will NOT qualify for the Northern Ontario Travel Grant You will have to pay “up front” if you require out of town testing such as an MRI, ...

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Walking Program to Begin October 15th

The Walking Program will be starting on October 15, 2018 for the 16th season. It runs from Monday to Thursday 4:30 to 7:30 at Michipicoten High School. If you have any questions please contact Shelley Ann Duplessis at the Wawa Family Health Team at 705-856-1313. Bring the whole family. Have fun and stay fit. This program succeeds thanks to the ...

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Algoma Public Health Releases Report on Health in Algoma

Algoma Public Health has released a new report regarding the health status of Algoma. This report will help to identify key health issues across the district and describe who is most affected in our population. The report includes information on life expectancy, maternal health, injuries, child and youth health, infectious disease, substance use and mental health and chronic disease. There ...

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LDHCF at the 2018 Blueberry Fall Fair

Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:05 Jim White and Susan Switzer, Foundation Directors display the table runner prize at the Fall Fair.   On Saturday at the 2018 Blueberry Fall Fair, Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation board directors had a booth to promote the Dream Vacation Lottery. Visitors to the booth were invited to enter their name for a free draw ...

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New Quality Journey Boards at the Lady Dunn Health Centre

Sep 13, 2018 @ 08:08   Do you want to know more about how quality is improving at the Lady Dunn Health Centre?   As part of a continuing commitment to engaging with patients and the community regarding quality improvement, the Lady Dunn Health Centre has now installed three Quality Journey Boards, which are located in Acute Care, Long Term ...

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