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

Posted Feb 13th, 2012 in News

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 in News

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 in News

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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What will you do to stand up to Cancer?

Posted Feb 3rd, 2012 in News

Saturday Feb 4th is World Cancer Day – a day to unite the world in the fight – through raising awareness, educating the public and lobbying for change. It is only by every person, organization, and government, individually doing their part, that the wor...

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NHS first hospital in Canada to use UV light disinfectant system to fight superbugs

Posted Feb 1st, 2012 in News

The Niagara Health System (NHS) is introducing a new ultraviolet light disinfectant system to enhance its infection prevention and control cleaning of surfaces in patient rooms. “Our team is committed to going above and beyond our industry’s infection p...

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Turning the building into a hospital

Posted Jan 29th, 2012 in News

While construction of our new hospital and cancer centre has continued progressing on time and on budget, we have been focusing our efforts turning the building into a hospital. In addition to departmental planning and over 15 cross-functional planning team...

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Enhancing the patient care experience for cancer patients

Posted Jan 26th, 2012 in News

Members of the Niagara Health System  team met recently with physicians, nurses and community and regional partners to discuss ways to enhance the patient experience. This gathering was part of the planning for existing cancer services as well as the new ...

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Enteric outbreak declared over

Posted Jan 20th, 2012 in News

NIAGARA, ON: An enteric outbreak at the Niagara Health System’s Extended Care Unit of the Welland Site has been declared over, effective today. The enteric outbreak was declared on the Extended Care Unit on January 3, 2012. An outbreak is declared over wh...

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Niagara Health System and unions partner on safety

Posted Jan 9th, 2012 in News

Innovative return-to-work program announced NIAGARA, ON: Workplace injuries and illnesses cost billions of dollars each year with more than 250,000 people injured on the job across Ontario. This amounted to approximately $10 million for the Niagara Health S...

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Celebration of Hope and New Beginnings event

Posted Jan 5th, 2012 in News

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the Niagara Health System are holding a Celebration of Hope and New Beginnings for patients and families of the Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (LDAP) who have had lung resection surgery. LDAP is a partnership betwe...

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