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Watch and learn how we’re turning the building into a hospital!

Posted Mar 14th, 2012

Last week we kicked off the first in our series of New Hospital Town Halls for our staff to keep you posted on progress and to celebrate the countdown to construction completion. In order to make this information available to staff, physicians and volunteer...

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Have you visited the new hospital mock-up rooms?

Posted Mar 7th, 2012

As part of the design development process PCL constructed mock-ups of six key recurring spaces to maximize efficiency of the design with a focus on clinical space. Each mock-up is a full-size structural model made with the exact construction techniques and ...

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First major equipment for our new Walker Family Cancer Centre has arrived!

Posted Feb 24th, 2012

Having successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the supplier in the United Kingdom, and transported in an entourage from Quebec, installers have begun the intricate process of assembling highly specialized radiation treatment machines. The arrival of th...

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Tour our new Critical Care Unit with Dr. Mark Jany

Posted Feb 22nd, 2012

This past Friday, Respiratory and Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Mark Jany provided the news media with a tour of our new Critical Care Unit to demonstrate how critically ill patients will be provided with the best possible care experience. “I can’t wa...

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Providing care for critically ill patients in our new hospital

Posted Feb 17th, 2012

Only 282 days until construction is complete! Each day our new health complex and Walker Family Cancer Centre looks more like a hospital, but it is still an active construction site with over 580 workers, which means access is still limited. We are looking ...

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Hats of Hope provides more than 7,000 designer hats to cancer patients

Posted Feb 14th, 2012

Fort Erie’s Wendy Gibson never dreamed a chance meeting in a retail store 10 years ago would end up bringing so much joy to cancer patients in Niagara. Wendy was working at a store in Niagara-on-the-Lake when a woman who had lost her hair due to radiation...

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New cardiac rehabilitation service now offered in Fort Erie

Posted Feb 14th, 2012

Patients with heart conditions and in need of cardiac rehabilitation can now get the supervised exercise services they need in Fort Erie at a satellite clinic operated by the Niagara Health System. Cardiac rehabilitation is a set of lifestyle programs desig...

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Local developer to create new life for St. Catharines General property

Posted Feb 13th, 2012

After the new health complex opens its doors in the spring of 2013, residents and businesses in the Queenston area of St. Catharines can look forward to a new vibe in their neighbourhood. The NHS has signed a deal with Niagara Falls developer Panoramic Prop...

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“When am I going to get to tour the new site?”

Posted Feb 10th, 2012

Shown at left: some members of the project management team and LEAN/2P leads getting ready to tour the new build.Shown at right: some of the specialized lighting and booms have been installed in the operating rooms. Although over 85 per cent complete, the b...

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C. difficile outbreak at Greater Niagara General declared over

Posted Feb 9th, 2012

The Niagara Health System today declared the C. difficile outbreak at the  over. “We know that this has been a challenging time for our patients, their loved ones, and for staff. We remain committed to working to our fullest capacity each day to maintai...

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