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Update on C. difficile outbreaks

Posted Jul 6th, 2012 in News

It is with regret that the Niagara Health System (NHS) reports the deaths of three patients who tested positive for C. difficile. One patient passed away earlier this week at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Site, and two patients passed away last night at the St. C...

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New St. Catharines Site to go live March 24, 2013

Posted Jun 29th, 2012 in News

Opening the doors to a new era of health-care delivery in Niagara On Sunday, March 24, 2013 a new era of health-care delivery will come to life in Niagara when the new St. Catharines Site of the Niagara Health System goes live, enabling us to provide one m...

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Preparing to provide one million square feet of care

Posted Jun 29th, 2012 in News

On Sunday, March 24, 2013 a new era of health-care delivery will come to life in Niagara when our new St. Catharines Site goes live, enabling us to provide one million square feet of care in a state-of-the-art, patient-centred environment. For those eager t...

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Ministry of Health gives the thumbs up!

Posted Jun 21st, 2012 in News

The construction site was a happening place last Friday; not only was the project management team in the midst of its move out of the trailers; we had the opportunity to show off our new hospital to the Honourable Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb ...

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The inpatient experience at our new St. Catharines Site

Posted Jun 20th, 2012 in News

Members of the media are invited to attend a tour of a typical inpatient unit at the new St. Catharines Site.  Join Regional Chief of Medicine Dr. Terence Chan, Manager of Operational Readiness Vicky Merchant Miller and RN Kristina Fast to learn how the ne...

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Moving on up...

Posted Jun 14th, 2012 in News

The trailers (as they are affectionately known!) that have been home to the New Hospital Project Management Team for the past few years are getting ready to move on to their next destination! (We hear it’s Humber Hospital!) With construction advancing at...

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Healthcare providers mark Stroke month by reinforcing importance of calling 9-1-1

Posted Jun 11th, 2012 in News

One out of every six people throughout the world will have a stroke. Unfortunately in only half of these incidents do people call 9-1-1 for immediate care according to research. For this reason, the Niagara Health System District Stroke Centre and its partn...

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How to equip a new hospital from the ground up

Posted Jun 6th, 2012 in News

 Building a hospital is no easy task. Ensuring the facility is fully equipped to diagnose and treat patients adds many layers of complexity. In the diagnostic imaging department alone, NHS bought 36 new pieces of equipment.   to read the rest of this sto...

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New volunteer program launched to enhance care in Emergency Departments

Posted Jun 4th, 2012 in News

NIAGARA, ON: Specially trained volunteers are providing extra care and support to patients and loved ones in the Niagara Health System’s three Emergency Departments as a part of a pilot project aimed at improving the overall patient experience. The volunt...

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The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Invites Niagarans to “Get On Board for Breast Health”

Posted May 30th, 2012 in News

“The Pink Tour” hits the road for summer-long education program. Communities across the Niagara Region will be seeing pink this summer as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with the support of CIBC and Shoppers Drug Mart, hits the road for a summer- ...

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