Health

The Wawa Family Health Team Welcomes Dr. Matt Breton

Welcome to Dr. Matt Breton who joined the Wawa Family Health Team as of January 1, 2024. Matt obtained his medical degree and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. He first visited Wawa in 2020 after completing the LSPP Coastal Trail with his partner Janna. Enamored with the landscape, he returned as a resident in 2021 ...

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Algoma Public Health Cuts Nurses Even as Health Unit Lags Far Behind in Child Immunizations

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is dumbfounded at the decision of Algoma Public Health to issue layoff notices to registered nurses (RNs) when thousands of area children are behind in their immunizations. “Public health nurses immunize and ensure children are safe to attend school, yet this public health unit has eliminated eight RN positions. Nurses in the immunization program are ...

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L’Ontario aiguille plus de jeunes vers des services de santé mentale dans le district d’Algoma

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario accélère et facilite l’aiguillage des jeunes vers du soutien en santé mentale et en toxicomanie en lançant un nouveau carrefour bien-être pour les jeunes à Sault Ste. Marie afin de desservir le district d’Algoma et les régions avoisinantes. Il s’agit d’un des huit nouveaux carrefours que le gouvernement ajoute aux 14 qu’il a déjà créés depuis ...

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LDHC Reports COVID-19 Outbreak

The Lady Dunn Health Centre has reported that the Long Term Care side is now in an COVID-19 outbreak. The social media post reports, “Residents will continue to be supported by two essential caregivers with morning visitation from 10 a.m. – 12 Noon or in the afternoon from 1 pm to 3 pm. General visitors are not permitted at this ...

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It was Giving Tuesday and Wawa YOU GAVE!

The LDHC Foundation was overwhelmed by the generosity of businesses, organizations and individuals last Tuesday. We are still sorting donations and organizing thank yous. Over $15,000 was raised to support the purchase of capital equipment. We are well on our way to purchasing the items on the “Wish List”. The need for maintenance, updates and new equipment never ends and ...

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Algoma Youth Wellness Hub launches virtual services in the Algoma District

The Algoma Youth Wellness Hub in coordination with Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO), a leading provider of mental health and wellness solutions for youth is pleased to announce the launch of its virtual services. In response to the changing landscape of our fast-paced world, the Algoma Youth Wellness Hub is committed to delivering accessible and convenient mental health support through ...

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SAH Updating Radiation Treatment Units – Requires Interruption of Services for Five Months

SAH is pleased to share that we will be updating our radiation therapy treatment equipment with a new, state-of-the-art unit. Cancer Care Ontario mandates that radiation treatment units be replaced every 12 years and our unit is now due for replacement. This will result in the interruption of radiation treatment services for approximately five months beginning Feb. 11, 2024. Patients requiring radiation ...

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Ontario to expand Ornge fleet

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The Ontario government is investing over $108 million to expand Ornge Air Ambulance’s fixed wing fleet with four additional state-of-the-art planes and replace their existing eight fixed wing fleet. This investment will ensure Ornge’s air ambulance service can continue to provide Ontarians, especially those living in rural and remote communities, with consistent access to high-quality urgent care. “Our government recognizes ...

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Ontarians showcase a strong support for Hospitals Split the Pot Lottery

Ontarians have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to supporting healthcare.  Through a new joint lottery, launched in October, participants not only have the opportunity to WIN BIG, but are also investing in healthcare excellence across the province. In an astonishing display of enthusiasm, the lottery has seen ticket sales skyrocket to over $600,000 in just over two weeks since its launch, ...

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Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services signs Collaboration Agreement

Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc., as a core partner of the Maamwesying Ontario Health Team and Health Sciences North, announced the signing of a collaboration agreement Monday aimed at transforming health care for Indigenous peoples by embracing their unique cultural knowledge, traditional practices, medicines and improving access and awareness of Indigenous Health Services available in the North East ...

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LDHCF Foundation High Tea – A Tasty Success!

On Sunday, October 1st, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation held a High Tea sponsored by Alamos Gold Inc and generously hosted by Judy Moore Catering.   It was a sold-out event and the Foundation raised $2000 to put towards the many capital equipment needs at the hospital.   Ladies and gentlemen enjoyed the wide variety of dainty and savoury ...

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NOSM University alumnus named Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs

NOSM University’s new Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs completed both his MD and residency training in Sudbury. Dr. Sean Sullivan has been practising as a broad-scope family physician with special interests in medical education, physician and learner wellness, and 2SLGBTQ+ health. An Associate Professor at NOSM University, Dr. Sullivan is an active teacher and preceptor of medical students and residents and is a primary ...

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Local pharmacies now a one-stop-shop for 19 common ailments

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The Ontario government is making it more convenient for people to connect to care closer to home by allowing pharmacists to treat and prescribe medications for an additional six common medical ailments. This is in addition to the 13 common ailments that pharmacists have already been prescribing for since January 1, 2023. “Expanding the list of common ailments pharmacists can ...

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