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Welcoming back visitors and expanding Support Person guidelines

Welcoming back visitors and expanding Support Person guidelines

Posted Jun 24th, 2021

With lower COVID-19 transmission rates in the community, we are at the point in our recovery that we can begin welcoming back visitors in our inpatient units starting today. We are also expanding the guidelines for a Support Person to accompany patients in our Emergency Departments (EDs) and Urgent Care Centres (UCCs).

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Niagara Health COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours Changing

Niagara Health COVID-19 Assessment Centre Hours Changing

Posted Jun 14th, 2021

Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre hours are changing effective June 14, 2021.

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COVID-19 outbreak declared on Unit D/Stroke Unit at Niagara Falls Site

COVID-19 outbreak declared on Unit D/Stroke Unit at Niagara Falls Site

Posted Jun 10th, 2021

A unit outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared on Unit D/Stroke Unit at our Niagara Falls Site due to three healthcare-associated patient cases.

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Seymour-Hannah vaccination clinic update

Seymour-Hannah vaccination clinic update

Posted Jun 9th, 2021

There are no changes to vaccine supply at this time and the clinic team will continue to administer approximately the same number of doses each week.

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Niagara Health Gradually Lifting COVID-19 Emergency Measures

Niagara Health Gradually Lifting COVID-19 Emergency Measures

Posted Jun 9th, 2021

At Niagara Health, our inpatient COVID-19 activity is at its lowest since April 8. Our ICU capacity is stabilizing, which enables the surgical program to ramp up services postponed during the third wave.

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Niagara Health shows excellence in Laboratory Medicine with Accreditation in Diagnostics

Niagara Health shows excellence in Laboratory Medicine with Accreditation in Diagnostics

Posted Jun 2nd, 2021

Niagara Health’s Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) has received the highest accreditation award by Accreditation Canada Diagnostics for all five lab sites for the second time in a row.

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Niagara Health prepared to respond to accelerated second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Niagara Health prepared to respond to accelerated second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Posted May 28th, 2021

As of 8 a.m. on Monday, May 31, individuals turning 80 and over in 2021 will be eligible to book an earlier second-dose appointment at Niagara Health’s Seymour-Hannah arena clinic as well as other clinics or pharmacies in our region.

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Niagara Health’s Essential Care Partner Program Reaches 1,600 Participants

Niagara Health’s Essential Care Partner Program Reaches 1,600 Participants

Posted May 28th, 2021

Loved ones play an invaluable role in the care of our patients. When visitor restrictions were put in place at Niagara Health to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe, we introduced the Essential Care Partners (ECP) program to ensure our patients would continue to benefit from the support of their loved ones while in the hospital.

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments available from June 2 to 12

COVID-19 vaccination appointments available from June 2 to 12

Posted May 27th, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for youth 12-17 and adults 18+ for the Pfizer vaccine from June 2 to 12 at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.

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Surgeries, procedures to gradually resume beginning Tuesday, May 25

Surgeries, procedures to gradually resume beginning Tuesday, May 25

Posted May 19th, 2021

Niagara Health is cautiously starting to resume elective surgeries and procedures as of Tuesday, May 25, starting with day surgeries and other outpatient procedures and moving to inpatient surgeries later in the week.

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