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Helping patients understand how Emergency Departments work

Helping patients understand how Emergency Departments work

Posted Oct 14th, 2022

Niagara Health’s Emergency Departments (EDs) see nearly 150,000 patients in a year – about 400 per day – and are the busiest areas of the hospital.

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Breast cancer screening saves lives. Book your appointment today.

Breast cancer screening saves lives. Book your appointment today.

Posted Oct 13th, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Niagara Health is urging anyone who is eligible for breast screening to schedule an appointment.

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‘It’s 15 minutes of your time’

‘It’s 15 minutes of your time’

Posted Oct 12th, 2022

Avia Whitehorne is on a mission to encourage women over 50 to book regular mammograms after cancerous cells were discovered during the Niagara Health employee’s own routine check-up.

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Updated statement from Niagara Health regarding our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program

Updated statement from Niagara Health regarding our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program

Posted Oct 8th, 2022

We are sensitive to the unique care needs of survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence and are committed to providing them with safe, quality and timely care through our Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (SADV) program.

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‘From the time I accessed the website to seeing someone, it took 45 minutes from the comfort of my own home.’ — Niagara Virtual Urgent Care patient

‘From the time I accessed the website to seeing someone, it took 45 minutes from the comfort of my own home.’ — Niagara Virtual Urgent Care patient

Posted Oct 6th, 2022

Ninety per cent of patients who use this new virtual service are receiving the care they need on a timely basis and avoiding an unnecessary Emergency Department visit.

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The Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre is now open

The Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre is now open

Posted Oct 5th, 2022

The Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre (UCC) is now open after a staffing shortage required it to temporarily close from Saturday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 a.m.

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Sources of renewal and the keys to health leadership

Sources of renewal and the keys to health leadership

Posted Oct 4th, 2022

Dr. Shira Brown joined the Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Future podcast to share her perspectives on health leadership as a source and function of renewal when making a difference in someone's life. She talks about the value of team and having a work family, as well as the role leadership plays.

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Chalking up gratitude for healthcare workers

Chalking up gratitude for healthcare workers

Posted Sep 30th, 2022

Welland woman and mother of Niagara Health Registered Practical Nurse takes to the sidewalk to send messages of support to healthcare workers.

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Remember: Wear a mask and screen for COVID-19 before visiting a Niagara Health site

Remember: Wear a mask and screen for COVID-19 before visiting a Niagara Health site

Posted Sep 29th, 2022

Screening for COVID-19 symptoms continues to be an important step for stopping the spread of this highly contagious virus. Niagara Health is reminding all patients and visitors to screen for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the hospital by filling out the online form. Be prepared to show your results when asked.

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Healthcare and learning Indigenous identity a calling for Registered Nurse

Healthcare and learning Indigenous identity a calling for Registered Nurse

Posted Sep 28th, 2022

Becoming a Registered Nurse has long been a goal for Kassidy Bell. So, too, is learning about her Indigenous heritage and helping to provide culturally sensitive, equitable healthcare for Indigenous patients and others.

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