Lindsay’s Dr. Alan Konyer has come out of retirement to help local patients who do not have a family doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Konyer says he has such “tremendous respect and concern for my colleagues who are working hard to save lives.”
“I am too far removed from critical care medicine to do hospital work, but I wanted to volunteer to reduce the workload on my younger colleagues and offer care for people in my home community who do not yet have a local primary care provider,” he tells the Advocate.
Konyer, who was raised in Lindsay and practiced medicine here since 1982, retired on Jan. 1 this year.
Patients in need who do not already have a family doctor can call 705-340-2677 between 8.30 am – 4.30 pm to get an appointment.
All appointments will be by telephone. Patients who already have a family doctor should call their doctor’s office with any health concerns or dial 9-1-1 in the event of a health emergency.
This service is being supported by the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.
The Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund, created to support the urgent needs of the area patients, families and health care workers affected by the Coronavirus, has received more than $70,000 since announced just last week.
With local businesses forced to close or reduce their hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly launched FanSaves Helps Gift Certificate Program is helping give business owners a boost across the country and in the Kawartha Lakes region.
One resident at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon passed away yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the home now stands at 23.
At least 24 staff members at the facility have also tested positive for COVID-19, The Canadian Press reports.
As Ontario enters its second month of COVID-19 protocols, you don’t have to look too far on social media to find the lionization of many of the essential workers who are on the frontline of combating this deadly respiratory virus.
While doctors, nurses and paramedics have earned well-deserved kudos, it has been especially satisfying to many to see people publicly posting about the very important roles being played by cashiers, personal support workers and truck drivers whose services to society before this pandemic were often marginalized and ridiculed. For the first time in a very long time we are taking a hard look at these kinds of jobs and who works them, and some are developing a whole new appreciation for the risks these individuals are currently taking for little remuneration in return.
As COVID-19 numbers are expected to worsen in the coming weeks, Ross Memorial Hospital is moving as many non-acute patients out of the hospital as possible – a situation that is putting pressure on family members.
Veronica Nelson, interim president and CEO of RMH, says given the predicted models of COVID-19 in Ontario, “all hospitals have been asked to create capacity to manage a potential surge in inpatient cases.”
Two additional residents at Pinecrest Nursing Home passed away yesterday, according to Mary Carr, the home’s administrator.
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths at Pinecrest now stands at 22.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to give local companies opportunities to show the best of the human spirit.
With an existing connection to the medical industry, and facing a two-week shutdown, Whitney Plastics in Lindsay used the time to retool operations and start forming much-needed plastic face shields.