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News Archive - 2011

NIAGARA, ON.: An outbreak of Norovirus at the Niagara Health System Welland Site’s Woolcott Wing has been declared over, effective today. The Norovirus outbreak was declared on the Woolcott Wing on December 19, 2011, and declared over this morning. An outbreak is…
As we approach the peak of the holiday season I wanted to extend greetings to all members of the NHS team, to our partners and colleagues in the community, and to all those we serve. I hope you have safe and happy celebrations with your friends and family. In particular…
Hospital emergency departments and emergency services personnel across Niagara are extremely busy this time of year. It is important that Niagara residents know the options available to them for emergency and urgent care. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether your…
Story by Michael Sherar Excitement is mounting in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program as everyone is now counting down to the completion of what will be a state-of-the-art centre for the treatment and care of cancer patients. When it opens to…
Tim Denis in the Morning (News Talk 610 CKTB) talks to Dr. Michael Gardam, Infectious Diseases Consultant for the Niagara Health System, about the latest outbreak of C. difficile in Unit D at the Greater Niagara General Site of the Niagara Health System. Visit…
NIAGARA, ON: New data shows the Niagara Health System (NHS) is making significant progress in improving patient safety and quality of care. The Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR), released yesterday by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), is one of…
NIAGARA, ON: The Niagara Health System is experiencing a Norovirus outbreak on the Woolcott Wing of the Welland Site. Eight patients on the Woolcott Wing are confirmed positive for the virus; approximately a dozen staff members are showing symptoms and off work. The…
Over the past year, the St. Catharines General Auxiliary, Canada’s oldest hospital auxiliary, has raised more than $30,000 to purchase a new bariatric bed for the Medical Unit thanks to the dedication from the volunteers on the Bingo Team. The team of energetic,…
NIAGARA, ON: The Niagara Health System today declared a C. difficile outbreak at the Greater Niagara General Site’s Unit D. Three patients have confirmed positive for hospital-associated C. difficile on Unit D in the last week. Under newly established infection…
Impressed with the care; impressed with the physicians and staff. These were two of the key takeaways for Dr. Carol Sawka, Cancer Care Ontario’s Vice-President of Clinical Programs and Quality Initiatives, after a recent visit to NHS’s Oncology…