Hospital

WLMH rebuild garners $12.6 million Region support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With Lincoln Reg. Coun. Rob Foster in the lead-off position and Grimsby Mayor hitting clean up, Niagara West officials got 21 per cent – $12.6 million – in financial support for West Lincoln ...

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WLMH gets 24/3.5 ORs, rebuild to RFQ

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Last week marked another giant step forward for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild process and a step back on the adminstrative side with limited hours for obstetrics services announced. On the ...

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Opinion: Heritage wins, WLMH weakened

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It was a bumper crop of quality local news this week, I just wish it was more positive. Really, it’s a good mix ranging from unfortunate to weird. At the unfortunate end of the scale, we have West Lin ...

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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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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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Tender issued for WLMH Stage 3 design

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It has been a very big week for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. First, it was announced that provincial officials have given the green light to allow Hamilton Health Sciences to issue the tender for Stage 3’s d ...

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COVID-19 sets back WLMH’s rebuild timeline

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While a glimmer of light may have appeared at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild light is a little less bright, says Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott. ...

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HHS initiates “functional program” work for WLMH

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The “functional program” planning process for the new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital has been kicked off by Hamilton Health Sciences. The first formal meeting of the planning group was held last Thu ...

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MoH lays out programs for new WLMH

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow West Niagara residents who have been waiting for years, decades in many cases, for a light at the end of a new hospital build tunnel got a little encouragement this week. Minister of Health Christine El ...

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Opinion: Team Troll lines up for misguided shots

I’ve said it before and I am sure I’ll say it again at some point, but social media has absolutely no redeeming value, none, save for helping with an Amber Alert or some emergency, life-saving measure. The rest, the world woul ...

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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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Cavalry better get here soon!

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Not many people know about this, but I’ve got a good buddy who works for the Maple Leafs. He just told me the Leafs traded Mitch Marner to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Sidney Crosby and they thought th ...

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HHS closes WLMH obstetrics until Fall ’20

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s vaunted obstetrics ward will be closed for business for a year after Hamilton Health Sciences officials dropped that bombshell on staff last Thursday. HHS rolled out t ...

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Health care review discussions underway

Health care reform at Hamilton Health Sciences is underway and the dialogue began last week in Grimsby. ...

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