Health

Coronavirus – The Risk to Ontarians remains Low

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the following statement January 31st, 2020 on Ontario’s preparedness for the new coronavirus in Ontario: “Ontario’s public health system has shown remarkable responsiveness to the 2019 novel coronavirus. That’s in large part thanks to the dedication of the province’s public health officials and everyone working on the front lines of our ...

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Ontario’s third case of 2019 novel coronavirus

Today, January 31st, 2020, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed Ontario’s third case of 2019 novel coronavirus. The case is located in London, Ontario. Given the newness of the 2019 novel coronavirus and as part of the continuing cooperative efforts between Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Ontario has been sharing ...

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Bell Let’s Talk Day Highlights Mental Health is Health

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement recognizing Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and Canadians across the country are joining in on the conversation about mental health. Every year, more than 1 million people in Ontario experience a mental ...

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*Cough* Chronic Disease Management *Cough*

The Ontario government announced that the province’s health care system would be transformed into one that is more efficient and appropriate for all residents, however, Northern Ontario has needs and priorities that differ from those elsewhere.   Spinning Our Wheels? Chronic Disease Management as a Health Policy Priority for Northern Ontario examines the management of chronic disease in Northern Ontario ...

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Two New RAAM Clinics in Northern Ontario

There are two new RAAM Clinics in Northwestern Ontario. Marathon and Nipigon have now opened Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics to serve those with substance abuse issues, primarily addictions to opioids and alcohol. They offer community-based, low barrier services for patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. RAAM Clinics focus on addiction medicine and offers both medication and psychosocial interventions ...

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A Flu Shot goes a long way to reducing the impact of the flu

Few things are as unpredictable each year as flu season. Will it be a severe season, or will it be mild? Will the vaccine match the circulating strains? Regardless, flu season typically means more people visiting emergency rooms across the province. The number of Ontarians who will be affected by the flu each year varies.  Last year there were more than ...

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Batchewana First Nation Purchases Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort to repurpose as residential mental health and addictions treatment centre

Batchewana First Nation (BFN) chief and council are proud to announce the purchase of the Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort. BFN will repurpose and operate the facility as an opiates-focussed residential mental health and addictions treatment centre to combat the rampant opiate drug abuse plaguing our communities. The facility is located approximately 75 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie on the ...

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The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation Thanks Northern Lights Ford

  On December 3rd, 2019, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation, along with its partner Northern Lights Ford kicked off the giving season with its GivingTuesday appeal.  The Foundation’s goal was to raise $1,000 in 24 hours and Northern Lights Ford agreed to match up to $250 if the goal was reached.  Thanks to the support of donors, the goal ...

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NDP Bill to improve Northern Health Travel Grant Passes Second Reading

  Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell released the following statement after her bill to review and improve the Northern Health Travel Grant passed second reading in the Legislature Thursday afternoon: “The NDP welcomes the passage of my bill to fix the Northern Health Travel Grant by establishing an advisory committee that will consult with northern families and health care workers ...

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Wawa Family Health Team – Clinic Closed Today

Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:41   Dear patients: Due to unforeseen issues, the clinic will be closed today. If you were scheduled for an appointment, please know that we will phone you to reschedule your appointment as soon as we are up and running again. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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The Wish Upon a Star Tree is ready for stars

The Wish Upon a Star Tree in the hospital lobby is ready for stars from donors. The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has launched its annual “Wish Upon a Star” Campaign. For every gift made to the 2019 Wish Campaign, a star will be displayed on the Foundation Wish Tree in the hospital lobby. At the admitting desk, stars can ...

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Tickets now available online for 20th Annual Big Wish Lottery!

The Group Health Centre Trust Fund is thrilled to announce that the 20th Annual Big Wish Lottery (Lic. 11332) has officially launched. This year, to celebrate 20 years of bringing Big Wishes to life, we’re giving away our biggest grand prize yet: $100,000 cash! With only 15,000 tickets printed, and tickets now available online at BigWishLottery.ca, make sure to get ...

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OPP Officers save 102 lives using Naloxone since September 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has saved 102 lives using naloxone, since frontline officers began carrying it in September 2017. The severity of the opioid crisis is evident in the increase of opioid-related overdoses and the number of incidences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life. Key statistical information from September 2017 to November 2019 includes: ...

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Daylight Saving Time ends and surprisingly pedestrians get hurt

Each fall when Daylight Saving Time ends motorists and pedestrians are seemingly given a bonus hour of sleep. In theory the roads should be safer this is not necessarily the case. A 2011 survey by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) revealed that failing to adapt to the time change that comes with the end of Daylight Saving Time ...

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Report shows hallway medicine will keep getting worse under Ford

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said a new report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) offers damning evidence that hallway medicine in the province is only going to keep getting worse under Doug Ford’s Conservatives.   The FAO report found that even if Ford delivers the 15,000 long-term care beds his government has claimed they might, the ...

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