Health

NE LHIN announces members of Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC)

Oct 20, 2017 @ 08:07 The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) is pleased to announce that 16 Northerners have accepted positions on the LHIN’s first-ever Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). The first group of advisors includes Sault Ste. Marie resident Rina Clark, Alan Elliot of Echo Bay, and Brenda Lediett of Blind River.   The Northeastern ...

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Nouveaux membres de Pointe-au-Baril et de l’île Manitoulin nommés au conseil d’administration du RLISS du Nord‑Est

Deux nouveaux membres ont été nommés au conseil d’administration du Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé (RLISS) du Nord‑Est : Anne Stewart, de Pointe-au-Baril, et Petra Wall, de Spring Bay, île Manitoulin.   « Le conseil d’administration du RLISS du Nord‑Est est heureux d’accueillir deux nouveaux membres exceptionnels qui nous apportent leurs compétences et leur bagage diversifiés. La vaste expérience d’Anne Stewart ...

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OCSA Celebrates Meals on Wheels Week

Oct 6, 2017 @ 08:19 October is Ontario Community Support Association Month. In Wawa we have several community support programs that help the frail elderly stay in their homes longer.  October 1st – 7th highlights Meals on Wheels week!   If you are a senior, an adult recovering from an illness, or a physically or mentally challenged individual, then you ...

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This is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

  In 1992, the Canadian Psychiatric Association established the first Mental Illness Awareness Week. It became an annual national public education campaign designed to help open eyes to the reality of mental illness. The week is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, ...

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Fitness Classes Cancelled for the Week

Due to unforeseen circumstances all fitness classes will be postponed this week (Oct 2-7). Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to phone Brian Lachine at 705 856-2244 ext 247.

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Tips to Beat the Heat!

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:15 Warm and humid air is forecast to push into the Algoma district this weekend. With high temperatures expected in the low 30’s, Algoma Public Health would like to remind the public to follow our tips to help beat the heat. “Exposure to extreme heat and humidity can lead to illnesses such as heat exhaustion and ...

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Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Public Warning Regarding Fentanyl in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 11, 2017 @ 17:01cr The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health would like to advise the public that a drug exhibit submitted to Health Canada from a recent large drug seizure in Sault Ste. Marie was found to contain CYCLOPROPYL FENTANYL. Health Canada has issued an alert advising that this substance is newly encountered in our ...

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Statement from Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Today, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement: “Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and I met with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario, to discuss Ontario’s comprehensive Opioid Strategy and how ...

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Le RLISS du Nord-Est appuie les fournisseurs de soins de santé qui veulent participer à l’aide médicale à mourir

Lorsqu’une personne souffre d’une maladie grave, incurable et en phase terminale – et que s’annoncent d’autres symptômes, le déclin, puis la mort – les soins palliatifs procurent un soulagement. Maintenant, à la suite de la reconnaissance par la Cour suprême du Canada de l’aide médicale à mourir à titre de droit constitutionnel, une autre option s’offre aux personnes qui se ...

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North East LHIN Supports Health Care Providers Wanting to Participate in Medical Assistance in Dying

  When someone is suffering with a serious, incurable terminal illness – and looming ahead is further decline and symptoms, followed by death – palliative care provides relief. Now, following the Supreme Court of Canada’s recognition of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) as a constitutional right, people who find themselves in this situation have an additional option to manage their ...

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Qu’on soit dans la chaufferie d’un hôpital ou dans une unité de soins cardiaques de pointe, on donne la priorité au patient

Chers résidents du Nord, Il y a maintenant un peu plus d’un mois que je suis devenue directrice générale intérimaire du RLISS du Nord-Est. Bien que je travaille au RLISS depuis cinq à titre de directrice principale et plus récemment, de vice-présidente du rendement et de la responsabilisation, le rôle de directrice générale m’a apporté plusieurs occasions d’apprendre de première ...

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More Green Time and Less Screen Time

  As a family physician, I’m often asked by parents: “How much screen time is too much screen time? Well parents, this summer I want you to think about upping your child’s “green-time” and dropping their “screen-time.” In fact, if they are younger than 2 years of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend any screen time at all. If ...

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