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​St. Catharines Site Emergency Department returns to normal operations​

​St. Catharines Site Emergency Department returns to normal operations​

Posted Sep 27th, 2022

The Emergency Department (ED) at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site returned to normal operations as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 as it winds down the response to a hazardous materials incident.  

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Message from Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington Region Hospitals

Message from Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington Region Hospitals

Posted Sep 26th, 2022

In response to province-wide health system capacity constraints, the Government of Ontario has passed Bill 7 (More Beds, Better Care Act), which impacts patients who are clinically determined as ready for discharge and are awaiting placement in their preferred long-term care home.

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Santé Niagara répond à un incident dans la communauté mettant en cause des matières dangereuses

Santé Niagara répond à un incident dans la communauté mettant en cause des matières dangereuses

Posted Sep 27th, 2022

Santé Niagara répond actuellement à un incident dans la communauté mettant en cause des matières dangereuses. L’emplacement de St. Catharines s’attend à recevoir jusqu’à 23 patients en lien avec cet incident.

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Niagara Health responding to hazardous incident in the community

Niagara Health responding to hazardous incident in the community

Posted Sep 27th, 2022

Niagara Health is currently responding to a hazardous materials incident. We anticipate receiving up to 23 patients at the St. Catharines Site as a result of an incident that occurred in the community. 

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Interventional Radiology department one of few in Ontario to provide specialized tumour treatment

Interventional Radiology department one of few in Ontario to provide specialized tumour treatment

Posted Sep 26th, 2022

Dr. Sriharsha Athreya came to Niagara Health to turn its Interventional Radiology (IR) Department into a hub of world-class patient care close to home.

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Statement from Niagara Health regarding our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program

Statement from Niagara Health regarding our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program

Posted Sep 22nd, 2022

Niagara Health’s Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program is an important service for the Niagara community, and we are fully committed to providing the best possible care to all patients who enter our doors. We do not turn away patients in need.

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Health-care worker shortage presenting serious challenge to Niagara hospital system

Health-care worker shortage presenting serious challenge to Niagara hospital system

Posted Sep 22nd, 2022

There is no bigger issue facing Ontario hospitals today than the serious shortage of health-care workers. These challenges are unprecedented and something we will be dealing with for years to come.

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Smile Cookie donation to spread happiness and thanks to Niagara Health staff

Smile Cookie donation to spread happiness and thanks to Niagara Health staff

Posted Sep 21st, 2022

It’s the kind of gesture intended to make frontline staff and healthcare workers grin from ear to ear. On Friday, Sept. 23, staff, supporters and members of Wellspring Niagara will hand-deliver 800 Smile Cookies to Niagara Health for our staff to enjoy. The chocolate chunk cookies adorned with smiley faces are a gift from Wellspring Niagara donor and member Paul Battaglia.

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Doctor’s focus on world-class care turns Niagara Health into one of few Ontario hospitals to offer specialized tumour treatment

Doctor’s focus on world-class care turns Niagara Health into one of few Ontario hospitals to offer specialized tumour treatment

Posted Sep 19th, 2022

Dr. Sriharsha Athreya came to Niagara Health to help turn its Interventional Radiology Department into a hub of world-class patient care close to home. Thanks to the efforts of him and his team, it’s one of only a few such programs in Ontario to offer image-guided tumour ablation.

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New Indigenous Advisor building bridges to improve healthcare

New Indigenous Advisor building bridges to improve healthcare

Posted Sep 9th, 2022

Jill Shimizu-Wilson (Lunn) says her work with Niagara Health is about reconciliation that requires fulfilling the needs of the people and the hospital, and finding common ground for both.

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