HHS

WLMH COVID-19 outbreak “declared over”

Hamilton Health Sciences issued a notice Monday afternoon noting the COVID-19 outbreak from Jan. 20 is over. “We are pleased to share that the COVID-19 outbreak on WLMH’s C-Ward has been declared over by Niagara Public Health, effec ...

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WLMH’s OBS continues erosion

With births redirected into January, at least, midwives announce exodus if “24/7 coverage” not re-started By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While the provincial government has repeated its commitment to have all services restored to ...

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Mask bylaw raising anger, confusion

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Some may have heard of issues, others may have seen a confrontation first-hand, but incidents and tension regarding mandatory mask use in enclosed public-access spaces seems to be on the rise. “Many busi ...

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WLMH ORs ready Sept. 14

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The long-awaited re-opening of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s operating rooms will roll out Sept. 14. A Hamilton Health Sciences memo last Friday, Aug. 28 outlined what the reboot will look like, wi ...

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Time: a critical factor in seeking help for a stroke

Retired NRP Constable Dave Dawson grateful to Hamilton Health Sciences By Joanne McDonald NewsNow Retired NRP Constable Dave Dawson got a second chance at life, a miracle thanks to the medical staff at Hamilton Health Sciences. But there wa ...

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COVID-19 impact envelopes Niagara West

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Buckle up Niagara West, you are in for a bumpy ride. Municipalities have hunkered down closing facilities and cancelling all programming. Community groups have followed suit as pretty much every event & ...

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WLMH obstetricians’ privileges extended at NHS

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was down to the 11th hour, but West Lincoln Memorial Hospital obstetricians (OBs) will have privileges extended to Niagara Health Systems’ St. Catharines General (SCG) site. The decision was unveil ...

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Dough in hand, HHS can get it done

Many, many, many months ago, Tony Joosse was asking HHS for one simple thing: a barbecue on the front lawn to show the staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital how much they mean to the community. No doubt they needed the mental bo ...

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OPINION: CAC Chair says, WLMH troubles result of HHS administrative choices

By Andrew Smith As Chair of the Community Advisory Committee, there have been positive announcements over the past several years with the announcement of the new hospital by the MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) but a ...

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Q&A with HHS clears up some misinformation

(Editor’s Note): Below is the full set of responses to written questions posed to Hamilton Health Sciences president and CAO Rob MacIsaac and vice-president communications Aaron Levo. Although phone interviews were requested ...

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HHS to OR nurses: more closures coming

By Mike Wiliscraft NewsNow While weekend closures of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s operating rooms (OR) have taken root, OR nurses were told last week a six-week closure could be coming as early as this Fall. The announcemen ...

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WLMH gets provincial budget support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While no specific dollar amounts for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild  announced in today’s provincial budget, Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff said the budget is still great news. & ...

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WLMH staff frustrated by pending closures

Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott, MPP Sam Oosterhoff and Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton worked the crowd at the WLMH rebuild announcement, but staff are concerned what things will look like if and ...

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HHS open to job search tips

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While Hamilton Health Sciences officials maintain no stone is being left unturned in the search to replenish West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s depleted operating room nurse roster, many disagree. In la ...

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Minister of Health says HHS talks ‘fluid’

Minister of Health Christine Elliott with Premier Doug Ford, Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff and Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton when they announced the fast-track plan for a WLMH rebuild in late November. Williscraft ...

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WLMH OR weekend closures to start next week

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The operating room nursing shortage which has been at a crisis state for months has now necessitated weekend closures of the ORs at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Hamilton Health Sciences president an ...

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“Major fight” ahead for WLMH: Easton

By Mike Williscraft For NewsNow While the waters of “Lake West Lincoln Memorial Hospital” may be quiet and serene on the surface, make no mistake, there is a Titanic struggle going on under the surface. This analogy captures ...

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Prompt WLMH rebuild pushed by premier

All current services to remain at WLMH, but door left ajar for long-term closure of ORs By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Premier Doug Ford was emphatic. “I am here today to commit to the good people of West Niagara that we are going ...

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WLMH staff save Beamsville ‘preemie’

“Instead of being a married father of three, I could have been widowed single dad of two,” Justin Toth By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Ethan Ernest Robert Toth sure knows how to make an entrance. It was early and circumstances lif ...

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Ford commits to WLMH rebuild

By Mike Williscraft Newsnow Premier Doug Ford provided Niagara West with an early Christmas present Wednesday morning – committing to the long-awaited West Lincoln Memorial Hospital rebuild. Ford, Minister of Health and Long ...

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