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Niagara Health nurse answers call to help in Ukraine

Niagara Health nurse answers call to help in Ukraine

Posted Aug 19th, 2022

Registered Nurse Kimberly Wiebe was deployed twice to the Eastern European country to provide healthcare and lend emotional and spiritual support to Ukrainians fleeing the war with Russia.

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How a hematologist is leading the efforts to use blood wisely

How a hematologist is leading the efforts to use blood wisely

Posted Aug 15th, 2022

Dr. Mohammad Refaei’s efforts to help his colleagues make the most informed decisions about administering blood transfusions have earned Niagara Health national recognition.

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Gratitude and the Golden Rule at root of RN’s success

Gratitude and the Golden Rule at root of RN’s success

Posted Aug 10th, 2022

Registered Nurse Mary-Jo Sawula’s MO is to bring solace and peace to her patients. Her approach to care recently earned her a Niagara Health Nursing Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Renseignements sur la gestion de la douleur pendant les accouchements

Renseignements sur la gestion de la douleur pendant les accouchements

Posted Aug 8th, 2022

Santé Niagara est au courant de la pénurie mondiale des cathéters épiduraux qui sont utilisés pour administrer des médicaments contre la douleur pendant le travail et l’accouchement.

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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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