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Critical Care Response Team to enhance patient safety at NHS

Posted Feb 13th, 2015

Media Release Attachment The provincial government and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network are providing Niagara Health System more than $1 million annually to support a Critical Care Response Team (CCRT) that will improve pa...

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Measles Update – February 13, 2015

Posted Feb 13th, 2015

Continued vigilance with infection prevention and control protocols is a necessity in caring for any patients who present with suspected measles symptoms to ensure the safety and protection of all of our patients and of all those working in or visiting the ...

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Patient tests positive for measles

Posted Feb 4th, 2015

We have a patient in our care at the Greater Niagara General Site who has tested positive for the measles. The patient is in isolation and is receiving appropriate care. All infection prevention and control measures are in place, and we are working closely ...

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Posted Feb 2nd, 2015

Regarding today's inclement weather and cold weather warning in effect, we are notifying the public that our hospitals are functioning normally. Individuals visiting hospital may experience longer wait times. We also urge caution while travelling in the sto...

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Community partners team up to launch Niagara Families Healthy Heart Challenge

Posted Jan 30th, 2015

Attachments Heart disease remains one of the leading causes of death for men and women across the Niagara Region, yet up to 80 per cent of premature heart disease is preventable. Regular physical activity is one of the key behaviours that can dramatical...

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Helping smokers quit

Posted Jan 21st, 2015

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline and Niagara Health System St. Catharines celebrates the launch of The Driven to Quit Challenge, a health promotion campaign intended to motivate Ontario smokers and tobacco users...

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NHS, Public Health urge caution during flu season

Posted Jan 13th, 2015

Media Release Attachment Niagara Health System and Niagara Region Public Health are urging residents to take caution if they have flu-like symptoms and also want to provide tips for people to stay healthy during the flu season. In the past two weeks, NHS ...

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Helping patients to be prepared

Posted Dec 22nd, 2014

Hospital emergency departments and emergency services personnel across Niagara are extremely busy this time of year. Understanding your medical options will help you get the right care as quickly as possible. Emergency Departments treat the sickest patients...

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Health Services Steering Committee Releases Healthcare Engagement Report

Posted Dec 19th, 2014

Media Release Attachment The Niagara-on-the-Lake Health Services Steering Committee, in partnership with the Niagara Health System, is pleased to inform community members that the ‘Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Engagement Report’ is now being made ava...

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Artwork reflecting NHS values of compassion and teamwork wins Eighth Annual Holiday Card Contest for kids

Posted Dec 18th, 2014

Media Release Attachment The spirit of compassion and community so reflective of the holiday season are illustrated in this year’s selection in the eighth annual Niagara Health System Holiday Card Contest for kids. This year’s competition had a total ...

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