COVID-19 Updates

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On this page, you’ll find information and resources about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our vigilance with our infection prevention and control measures continues to keep patients, visitors and team members safe.

Number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 we are currently caring for: 2
Niagara Health updates COVID-19 patient activity and testing taking place in the hospital daily at 4 p.m. See the full report here.

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Seeking the community’s feedback on our COVID-19 communication efforts

Seeking the community’s feedback on our COVID-19 communication efforts

Posted Oct 5th, 2020

Niagara Health values our community's views and feedback about our communication efforts related to COVID-19 and other hospital priorities. We are conducting a survey to gather the community’s feedback in order to understand your communication preferences and identify opportunities to strengthen our methods.

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Guidelines for donations to our patients and teams during holidays

Guidelines for donations to our patients and teams during holidays

Posted Nov 20th, 2020

We have always appreciated the generosity of our community during the holidays.

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Extended Care Unit taking additional measures to protect residents

Extended Care Unit taking additional measures to protect residents

Posted Nov 18th, 2020

With the Niagara region in the Orange-Restrict category of the Ontario Government’s five-stage COVID Response Framework, general visitation is no longer permitted for residents in the Extended Care Unit at our Welland Site.

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IN IT TOGETHER: A focus on safety in the surgical program

IN IT TOGETHER: A focus on safety in the surgical program

Posted Nov 13th, 2020

Talk to Idella George about her work and there is a good chance she will say the word safety a lot.

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St. Joseph’s Health System, Niagara Health launch new innovative care model COVID Care @ Home

St. Joseph’s Health System, Niagara Health launch new innovative care model COVID Care @ Home

Posted Nov 12th, 2020

COVID Care @ Home is a new model of care delivered by St. Joseph’s Home Care (SJHC), in partnership with St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), Niagara Health and community partners that connects patients to care wherever they are, whenever they need it.

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Vaccine news offers ray of hope   

Vaccine news offers ray of hope  

Posted Nov 10th, 2020

News this week of a coronavirus vaccine showing effectiveness in the interim analysis is very encouraging in the battle against COVID-19.

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New visiting hours for inpatients at Niagara Health starting Monday, Nov. 9

New visiting hours for inpatients at Niagara Health starting Monday, Nov. 9

Posted Nov 6th, 2020

Niagara Health is pleased to offer visitors more time with their loved ones admitted to hospital, beginning on Monday, November 9. Beginning Monday, inpatients may have one visitor during each of the following time blocks: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Reminders to the community about Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Reminders to the community about Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Posted Nov 3rd, 2020

We know people are sometimes unable to attend their appointments. We encourage people to please reach out to us and cancel their appointment in advance so we can fill the testing spots with other patients.

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St. Catharines COVID-19 Assessment Centre drive-through service ending   

St. Catharines COVID-19 Assessment Centre drive-through service ending  

Posted Oct 30th, 2020

With cooler temperatures on the horizon, Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre in St. Catharines will be ending its drive-through service as of end of day Monday, Nov. 2.

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COVID Care @ Home new model of care

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Our work with Millennium Trail Manor

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In It Together Series

Our In It Together series tells the stories of our team and their work during the pandemic, our patients and the immense community support we have received. Read their stories.

IN IT TOGETHER: Creating a positive healthcare experience through wayfinding

Posted Nov 20th, 2020

IN IT TOGETHER: Creating a positive healthcare experience through wayfinding

As a volunteer with Niagara Health, John Meguerian is lending his skills in planning the future South Niagara Site.

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In It Together Series

Our team members speak with members of the media to help keep our community informed on our COVID-19 response. Stay up-to-date with what our healthcare experts are saying:

  • NH team member: Dr. Karim Ali, NH Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Emergency Preparedness Lead.
  • Topic: Dr. Ali spoke about the joint responsibility of the community to ensure we all practise the bundled approached of masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing. He also discussed current vaccine development and the progress Canada is making.
Listen to the full interview here.
  • NH team member: Derek McNally, NH Executive Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.
  • Topic: Derek spoke about the prioritizing of COVID-19 testing for those most at-risk for having the virus and NH moving to an appointment-only model at its three Assessment Centres.

Listen to the full interview here.

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