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Extended Holiday Hours at Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Extended Holiday Hours at Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Posted Dec 21st, 2021

Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres are temporarily extending their hours due to an increased demand in booking for COVID-19 tests. Self-referrals have steadily increased over the last week to a high of 1,800 on Dec. 20. Please note that Niagara Health does not accept walk-ins for COVID-19 testing.

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Message to the Community from President and CEO Lynn Guerriero and Chief of Staff Dr. Johan Viljoen

Message to the Community from President and CEO Lynn Guerriero and Chief of Staff Dr. Johan Viljoen

Posted Dec 21st, 2021

Healthcare professionals across the Niagara region are mobilizing to respond to an increase in COVID-19 related cases in the coming weeks due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

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Changes to visitor and Essential Care Partner guidelines as of Tuesday, Dec. 21

Changes to visitor and Essential Care Partner guidelines as of Tuesday, Dec. 21

Posted Dec 17th, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 21, visitors and Essential Care Partners must show proof of vaccination (i.e. 14-days since second dose) before entering the hospital and only one person can be at a patient’s bedside at a time. These changes are a result of the evolving situation with the Omicron variant and will help us maintain the safest environment possible in the hospital.

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Two new ICU research studies underway at Niagara Health have potential to impact patient care locally and across the country

Two new ICU research studies underway at Niagara Health have potential to impact patient care locally and across the country

Posted Nov 16th, 2021

Niagara Health has two new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) research studies underway, one to better understand health outcomes for COVID-19 patients and the other to inform the development of a national strategy to expand clinical research in community hospitals in Canada. 

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1,500 people have participated in Niagara Health’s Essential Care Partners program

1,500 people have participated in Niagara Health’s Essential Care Partners program

Posted Nov 9th, 2021

Approximately 1,500 people have participated in Niagara Health’s Essential Care Partners (ECP) program since its launch in January 2021, which recognizes the valuable role loved ones play in patients’ care. The program was developed when restrictions were put in place for visitors to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Ontario Accepting Proposals to Build the New South Niagara Hospital

Ontario Accepting Proposals to Build the New South Niagara Hospital

Posted Oct 28th, 2021

New Hospital Will Improve Access to High-Quality Health Care in the Niagara Region.

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Mandatory Vaccination for all Staff and Physicians

Mandatory Vaccination for all Staff and Physicians

Posted Oct 26th, 2021

Effective January 27, 2022, all of our staff and physicians will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at Niagara Health, with very few exceptions. 

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St. Catharines Site COVID-19 assessment centre extends hours

St. Catharines Site COVID-19 assessment centre extends hours

Posted Oct 19th, 2021

The Niagara Health assessment centre in St. Catharines is extending its hours twice a week starting on Oct. 19 to increase appointment availability. The drive-in centre will take appointments for a COVID-19 test from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Ontario Investing in Hospitals in Niagara

Ontario Investing in Hospitals in Niagara

Posted Sep 29th, 2021

Today, Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West, along with Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health, announced a substantial investment from the province to help cover historic working funds deficits at Niagara Health, as well as an investment through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to address critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance at Niagara Health and Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

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Niagara Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic to permanently close on Saturday, Sept. 25

Niagara Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic to permanently close on Saturday, Sept. 25

Posted Sep 23rd, 2021

After administering almost 260,000 doses, Niagara Health will permanently close our COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the St. Catharines Site on Saturday, Sept. 25. Vaccination remains a priority, and there will be a number of options for Niagara residents to get vaccinated.

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