Dear residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Today we are informing residents of upcoming plans that will take effect at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Site of the Niagara Health System, and our work with community partners.
As of April 1st, 2015 the Niagara-on-the-Lake Site will no longer provide in-patient care. The rest of the services provided at the site will remain the same. Niagara Health System will continue to support the Niagara-on-the-Lake Family Health Team, and provide out-patient physiotherapy, diagnostic services, and our nurse practitioner-led walk-in clinic on the lower level of the building. Other community care services, including lab services, will also continue to be provided.
Our Patient Care Team has worked closely with patients and families to establish safe discharge plans that meet their personal needs.
No decisions have been made on the future use of the site. During this transitional period, we will keep the main floor of the site secure while we consider potential future use.
Niagara Health System’s successes are the result of the amazing people on our teams across our sites, and we have worked cooperatively with unions to keep as many Niagara-on-the-Lake NHS staff working for our health system as possible, consistent with the terms of our collective agreements. Some staff have accepted an early retirement severance package, while all others have opted to maintain their employment with the Niagara Health System.
We are also very grateful to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Auxiliary, Volunteers and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Foundation for the tremendous contributions
and long-term dedication to healthcare within the community.
At NHS we have the privilege of caring for patients and their families across the region. As such, we are committed to support care in Niagara-on-the-Lake and will continue to work closely with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Health Services Steering Committee.
DR. SUZANNE JOHNSTON
Niagara Health System President