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IN IT TOGETHER: On the front lines of caring for patients with COVID-19

IN IT TOGETHER: On the front lines of caring for patients with COVID-19

Posted Apr 29th, 2020

The hardest part about caring for patients with COVID-19 for Dr. Lorraine Jensen is the severity of the virus and how quickly the condition of patients – especially the elderly – can worsen.

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Extending care beyond the hospital into long-term care, other homes

Extending care beyond the hospital into long-term care, other homes

Posted Apr 28th, 2020

As residents living in long-term care and retirement homes continue to be heavily impacted by COVID-19, Niagara Health is moving quickly to mobilize support and help protect our community’s most vulnerable citizens.

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IN IT TOGETHER:  A calming presence in a challenging time

IN IT TOGETHER: A calming presence in a challenging time

Posted Apr 28th, 2020

For Lesley Collins, one of the most challenging parts about the COVID-19 pandemic hits close to home.

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IN IT TOGETHER: A focus on infection control

IN IT TOGETHER: A focus on infection control

Posted Apr 27th, 2020

As a seasoned healthcare leader and front-line IPAC practitioner for more than 17 years, Marianita Lampitoc’s knowledge of infectious diseases of global significance has been tried and tested during SARS, H1N1, MERS-CoV, Ebola and now COVID-19 pandemic.

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IN IT TOGETHER: ‘People have pulled together and are willing to help 24/7’

IN IT TOGETHER: ‘People have pulled together and are willing to help 24/7’

Posted Apr 24th, 2020

Meet Dr. Karim Ali, the pandemic/emergency preparedness physician lead for Niagara Health.

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COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient Unit 3A at St. Catharines Site declared over

COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient Unit 3A at St. Catharines Site declared over

Posted Apr 22nd, 2020

Our Infection Prevention and Control Team declared the outbreak over after 14 days of enhanced monitoring of patients and staff showed there had been no evidence of further transmission and no new additional COVID-19 cases on the unit.

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COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient unit at St. Catharines Site

COVID-19 outbreak declared on inpatient unit at St. Catharines Site

Posted Apr 21st, 2020

Niagara Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient Unit 2A at the St. Catharines Site after a patient tested positive for the virus.

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Urgent support for long-term care and retirement homes in Niagara   

Urgent support for long-term care and retirement homes in Niagara  

Posted Apr 21st, 2020

Niagara Health (NH) is providing reinforcements in a number of ways to help protect our most vulnerable citizens from the spread of COVID-19 and support those working in long-term care and retirement homes in our region to safely manage positive cases of the virus in their facilities.

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St. Joseph’s Health System & Niagara Health launch new pilot surveillance project to protect the most vulnerable in our health system

St. Joseph’s Health System & Niagara Health launch new pilot surveillance project to protect the most vulnerable in our health system

Posted Apr 20th, 2020

St. Joseph’s Health System and Niagara Health are taking the vital step in testing all asymptomatic patients, residents and select staff within its long-term care, retirement home and congregate settings as part of a pilot surveillance project.

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Pet Emergency Temporary Shelter Program launches in Niagara

Pet Emergency Temporary Shelter Program launches in Niagara

Posted Apr 16th, 2020

PETS is a newly-established humanitarian companion animal shelter program in support of an expected influx of hospitalized pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic in Niagara Region.

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