Health

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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Tenth confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by APH

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 #10 60s, male Close contact and International travel Self-isolating April 3, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: Not applicable The Public Health Agency of Canada posts information on ...

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LDHC COVID-19 Assessment Centre has been established for Wawa & Area

The Lady Dunn Health Centre, in collaboration with the Municipality of Wawa, is pleased to announce that a dedicated COVID-19 Assessment Centre has been established to facilitate assessment and testing for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. COVID-19 Assessment Centre By appointment only: 705 856 2244 ext. 244 or 246 Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre 3 Chris Simon Drive, ...

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Ninth confirmed case of COVID-19

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 #9 40s, female Close contact and International travel Self-isolating April 3, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: March 23, 2020 flight information: London, UK into Toronto’s Pearson ...

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Ontario Protecting Vulnerable Ontarians During COVID-19 Outbreak

As part of the Government of Ontario’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the province is investing up to $40 million to support organizations that provide residential services for children and youth, people with developmental disabilities and emergency shelters for women and families fleeing domestic violence. The COVID-19 Residential Relief Fund will cover costs such as additional staffing, residential ...

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