By John Bird, editor
I don’t know about you, but I remember how excited I used to be to get a book among my presents on Christmas morning. Heck, I still get all fluttery when I see a book-shaped object with my name on it under the tree.
Each book is a promise that holds a whole new world within its covers, a bigger world than anything you’ll get anywhere else, because it’s not limited by
The Ontario government has increased its support to Ross Memorial Hospital by $938,200 this year. The increase is intended to reduce wait times, improve access to care and reduce the length of hospital stays for patients and families in City of Kawartha Lakes.
The increase was announced in the recent 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, part of a new investment of
Christmas holidays “should be memorable for the decorations, special traditions, family gatherings and presents—not because of a child’s injury,” says Kelly Taylor, a Family Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
“Spending a bit of time ‘safe-proofing’ your home for children can help ensure it is a happy holiday season for everyone.”
Injuries remain the leading cause of death for children in Canada and a leading cause of
The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group continues to spread hope and support to patients at RMH—this time with a $20,000 donation to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, to help replace the Hospital’s mammography equipment.
They raised the money through their
Employees at Kawartha Credit Union in Lindsay recently donated $425 to Ross Memorial Hospital to support the hospital’s Breast Assessment Centre. Here, KCU’s Jenn Bianco and Teri Ingram present their cheque to
‘Both sides need to move’—Health coalitio
The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) wants both the federal and provincial governments to get over their intransigence and move to create a badly-needed new Health Accord that will be in the public interest.
For months, provincial premiers and the federal government have been fighting over funding, with the provinces calling
Each one of us has a different health profile. How these subtle physical differences are managed during surgery can have a big impact on its success. With a recent contribution of $5000, the Kawartha Credit Union’s Community Involvement Program will help Ross Memorial Hospital ensure
Ross Memorial Hospital honoured its staff in a recent Long Service and Excellence Award Ceremony. In an event that shone the spotlight on employees who’ve reached a significant milestone, Ross Memorial had lots to celebrate.
Hosted by Emma Elley, Human Resources Director, the workplace celebrated the long service of 139 employees. In particular,
Peterborough Public Health has reported the first local lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza. Arriving much earlier than last year – which was reported on January 15th – this new case is
The Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA—Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Chapter) wants folks to sign a petition to expand publicly funded dental programs for low-income adults and seniors.
Most public dental-assistance programs are only for youth under 18.
The Ontario government has promised to
"It's outrageous that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is reducing employer premiums at a time when they've been cutting benefits (to injured workers) at an unprecedented rate," says Eugene Lefrancois, President of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG).
ONIWG estimates the reduced premiums will leave an additional $250 million in the pockets of employers.
"Without any change in laws, the WSIB is dismantling the
Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service is offering a free, hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) clinic in the lobby of the Lindsay Recreation Centre on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Anyone can attend. The clinic is designed for people interested in learning a lifesaving skill or looking to refresh their existing skills and knowledge.
“Our training is designed to
With winter just around the corner, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit wants local residents to not only get their flu shots but also ensure they are up-to-date on all their vaccines.
The Health Unit recommends that anyone six months or older get the vaccine every fall to
Dr. Cody Bowen—born and raised in the City of Kawartha Lakes—is coming back home to join the practice of Dr. Brian Fagan. Both docs will care for Dr. Fagan’s patients.
“Dr. Bowen completed a number of medical electives in Lindsay during medical school and residency. I am very pleased that he has