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Information about pain management support during upcoming deliveries

Information about pain management support during upcoming deliveries

Posted Aug 8th, 2022

Niagara Health is aware of a global shortage of epidural catheters, which are used to provide pain medication during labour and delivery.

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Mise à jour pour la communauté au sujet des pressions exercées sur l’hôpital et des mesures que nous prenons pour y faire face

Mise à jour pour la communauté au sujet des pressions exercées sur l’hôpital et des mesures que nous prenons pour y faire face

Posted Aug 4th, 2022

Tous les jours, Santé Niagara est confronté à une grave pénurie de travailleurs de la santé dans ses cinq emplacements et dans tous les services de l’hôpital. Le personnel et les médecins travaillent d’arrache-pied pour maintenir les services, notamment en faisant des quarts de travail supplémentaires, ainsi qu’en repoussant les vacances et les jours de repos dont ils ont besoin pour se remettre après avoir travaillé à un rythme effréné depuis le début de la pandémie.

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An update to the community on hospital pressures and our response

An update to the community on hospital pressures and our response

Posted Aug 4th, 2022

Niagara Health is experiencing a serious shortage of healthcare workers, on a daily basis, across our five sites and in all areas of the hospital. Our staff and physicians are working full out to maintain service levels – including taking extra shifts and postponing their scheduled vacations and the regular time off they need to rest and recover after maintaining a gruelling pace since the pandemic began.

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Patient Partner helps create meaningful improvements to healthcare experiences

Patient Partner helps create meaningful improvements to healthcare experiences

Posted Aug 2nd, 2022

Catherine Bourque is grateful for the care she’s received at Niagara Health and is using her perspective to help shape healthcare for others.

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Know your options this holiday weekend for emergency, non-emergency care

Know your options this holiday weekend for emergency, non-emergency care

Posted Jul 29th, 2022

As we head into the August holiday weekend and continue to experience unprecedented pressures, we are reminding the public of the importance of only visiting the Emergency Departments (ED) when in need of serious medical attention.

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New hospital info system will transform delivery of health-care services in Niagara

New hospital info system will transform delivery of health-care services in Niagara

Posted Jul 29th, 2022

Niagara Health is embarking on a $150-million digital transformation as we build a modern hospital information system (HIS) that will help us better serve patients. Column by Niagara Health President and CEO Lynn Guerriero.

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Santé Niagara continue à subir énormément de pression en raison de la pénurie de professionnels de la santé

Santé Niagara continue à subir énormément de pression en raison de la pénurie de professionnels de la santé

Posted Jul 22nd, 2022

Les patients à Santé Niagara continueront à faire face à de longs temps d’attente et à de nombreux retards concernant les services en raison des pressions exercées sur le système. En effet, nos équipes et nos programmes à tous les emplacements subissent les contrecoups de l’importante pénurie de personnel, de la forte demande de services hospitaliers et de la pandémie de COVID-19 qui persiste.

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Niagara Health continues to face immense pressure amid healthcare worker shortages

Niagara Health continues to face immense pressure amid healthcare worker shortages

Posted Jul 22nd, 2022

Patients at Niagara Health will continue to experience longer wait times and delays in service as we respond to ongoing pressures. Severe staffing shortages, an increasing demand for hospital services and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adding stress to our teams and our programs across all our sites.

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Dr. Janice Giesbrecht: a ‘driving force’ behind cancer care in Niagara retires

Dr. Janice Giesbrecht: a ‘driving force’ behind cancer care in Niagara retires

Posted Jul 18th, 2022

Dr. Janice Giesbrecht’s unrelenting efforts to bring enhanced cancer care, including radiation treatment, to Niagara have improved the lives of thousands of patients since the Walker Family Cancer Centre opened in 2013.

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Niagara Health hosting two upcoming events to raise awareness for hepatitis

Niagara Health hosting two upcoming events to raise awareness for hepatitis

Posted Jul 15th, 2022

Niagara Health is hosting two events to raise awareness for hepatitis as part of World Hepatitis Day, which takes place annually on July 28.

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