Health

M-174 National Suicide Prevention Action Plan is Passed in Parliament

“When the vote began on my call for a national suicide action plan I stood up and held up the eagle feather and the red hawk feather in remembrance of all the youth we have lost in the northern communities. I wanted those children to know that they were loved and that Canada must do better for this coming generation ...

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Clean Care Conversations – STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

The Lady Dunn Health Centre is proud to have participated in STOP! Clean Your Hands Day held on May 6, 2019. Along with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), we spread the word about the most effective way to prevent healthcare-acquired infections.  Every year 220,000 Canadian patients or approximately one in nine develop a hospital-acquired infection during their stay in ...

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For The Health of It- Week 2

So you have completed week 1 of the Community Challenge!! Congrats!!   Winners for week 1 are: Mackenzie Moore Chrystal Morden Mary Lesperance Kathryn Leclair Jude Robinson Sharon Boucher Week 2 Has changed most of the challenges but the themes remain the same. You are encouraged to sit less, squat more, and get in some good ol’ home cooking!   ...

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Autism Public Consultations Begin

Ontario is holding public consultations on how children and youth with autism can be better supported. “I invite all people across Ontario to take part in the largest consultation on autism in the history of the province,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “We are listening, and your advice will be invaluable in helping us best ...

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Algoma Public Health Continues to recover

Algoma Public Health’s IT department has made progress in getting the agency back online. The Parent-Child Information Line is now operating. Parent-Child Information Line (705-541-7101 or TF 1-888-537-5741) The following phone lines are still unavailable. Sexual Health Information Line (705-541-7100 or TF 1-800-726-0398) Appointment Centre (705-541-7085) All other APH programs and clinics have been and will continue to run as ...

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Meet the New LDHC Foundation Intern

The LDHC Foundation welcomed a new intern, Thea Desgagne, at the beginning of March. This internship is funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Throughout the past ten years various interns have spent a year working with the Foundation in a mutually beneficial situation. The Foundation Intern is a tremendous help to all and at the same time gains ...

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The LDHC Foundation Spring Ahead to Better Health Care 2019

The Spring Campaign flyers have been distributed through the post office. All donations to this current campaign will help to fund Phase 2 of the Digital Radiography Upgrade. This has been an extensive undertaking for the hospital foundation. It raised $150 000 for the first phase and now is completing the raising of a second $150 000 to fund Phase ...

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LDHC Foundation attends Legion Luncheon

Recently, the members and volunteers of the LDHC Foundation attended one of the Legion’s monthly luncheons and enjoyed a delicious meal as well as an opportunity to visit with others. Thank you to the Legion for their continued support of the local hospital foundation. The Foundation welcomed a new intern this month, Thea Desgagne has begun her internship. We welcome ...

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May Contain Nuts – Why Science Isn’t Sexy

As a dietitian, I sometimes find that I do not get to say anything groundbreaking or monumental. I never get to tell clients that a particular diet will lead to a 10lbs weight loss in a month, or that a juice cleanse will melt away unwanted fat. And never do I promise someone that a detox tea is the answer ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults

Hi Brenda, Another article. Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults This is a brief summary of a very recent article in the journal Neurology regarding the effect of exercise on the brain’s function (cognitive performance) and also weight loss. The comment below the summary is from an editor of Journal Watch which provides these ...

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Renewed, connected and sustainable health care system will reduce hallway health care by focusing resources on patient needs

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario’s long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system by focusing directly on the needs of Ontario’s patients and families. “The people of Ontario deserve a connected health care system that puts their needs first,” said Elliott. “At the same time, ...

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Louise Needham Appointed Director of Patient Care Services at LDHC

The Lady Dunn Health Centre is proud to announce that Louise Needham has been appointed to the position of Director of Patient Care Services, effective February 11, 2019. The Director of Patient Care Services is the chief nursing executive, and has a portfolio that leads Medicine Services, Long Term Care, and the Dubreuilville and Missanabie Nursing Stations. Mrs. Needham has ...

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Algoma Public Health Office Closed Today

Due to current weather conditions, Algoma Public Health’s Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa offices will be closed for the day. Our offices in Blind River and Elliot Lake will remain open. If you had an appointment for today, you will contacted tomorrow with a new appointment date and time.

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