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An update to the community on hospital pressures and our response

An update to the community on hospital pressures and our response

Posted Aug 4th, 2022

Niagara Health is experiencing a serious shortage of healthcare workers, on a daily basis, across our five sites and in all areas of the hospital. Our staff and physicians are working full out to maintain service levels – including taking extra shifts and postponing their scheduled vacations and the regular time off they need to rest and recover after maintaining a gruelling pace since the pandemic began.

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Know your options this holiday weekend for emergency, non-emergency care

Know your options this holiday weekend for emergency, non-emergency care

Posted Jul 29th, 2022

As we head into the August holiday weekend and continue to experience unprecedented pressures, we are reminding the public of the importance of only visiting the Emergency Departments (ED) when in need of serious medical attention.

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Niagara Health continues to face immense pressure amid healthcare worker shortages

Niagara Health continues to face immense pressure amid healthcare worker shortages

Posted Jul 22nd, 2022

Patients at Niagara Health will continue to experience longer wait times and delays in service as we respond to ongoing pressures. Severe staffing shortages, an increasing demand for hospital services and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adding stress to our teams and our programs across all our sites.

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Complete COVID-19 screening online before entering a Niagara Health site

Complete COVID-19 screening online before entering a Niagara Health site

Posted Jul 4th, 2022

Niagara Health asks all patients and visitors to screen for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the hospital by filling out the online form at NiagaraHealth.on.ca/Form

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With the system at a critical point, Niagara Health is planning how best to deliver care into the future

With the system at a critical point, Niagara Health is planning how best to deliver care into the future

Posted Jun 29th, 2022

The health-care sector is going through change unlike anything we have experienced before. With our annual general meeting held this week, this is a time of year when we at Niagara Health reflect on the past 12 months and also look ahead to this transformational future.

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Mask mandate to remain in place at Niagara Health

Mask mandate to remain in place at Niagara Health

Posted Jun 9th, 2022

Niagara Health is maintaining our masking requirement for everyone inside our hospitals.

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Two visitors allowed at bedside as Niagara Health expands visitor guidelines starting June 3

Two visitors allowed at bedside as Niagara Health expands visitor guidelines starting June 3

Posted Jun 3rd, 2022

Starting today, Friday, June 3, Niagara Health visitor guidelines are increasing to allow two visitors at the bedside at one time for inpatient units, including Labour and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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Niagara Health surgical program temporarily ramping down to 70% capacity

Niagara Health surgical program temporarily ramping down to 70% capacity

Posted Apr 25th, 2022

We are experiencing growing pressures with patient volumes and staff and physician illness, resulting in the need to adjust our operations to ensure we can provide emergency, critical and acute care to our patients using the resources available to us.

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COVID-19 activity is increasing in the hospital

COVID-19 activity is increasing in the hospital

Posted Apr 19th, 2022

A reminder of the importance of a safe work environment for our staff, physicians and volunteers.

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One visitor or Essential Care Partner to be permitted at the bedside starting April 14

One visitor or Essential Care Partner to be permitted at the bedside starting April 14

Posted Apr 13th, 2022

As cases of COVID-19 increase in the hospital and in the community, it is important that we maintain a safe environment for staff, physicians, patients and families.

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