Health

Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team gets executive director

The Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (KL-OHT) has announced that Stephanie MacLaren will be joining the KL-OHT as executive director effective Sept. 7.

Health unit offers incentives to get more youth vaccinated

Young people are being asked to walk in, stick it to COVID-19 and win prizes just by getting their vaccines before the start of school – and a possible fourth wave. 

Local optometrists say province has blinders on when it comes to funding eye care

Local optometrists say province has blinders on when it comes to funding eye care

Without changes, OAO says no OHIP patients will be seen as of Sept. 1

Dr. Liana Cooper, optometrist at Lindsay’s Russell West Optometry, has been part of a three-decade old battle with the province that will soon see eye exams stop for thousands if the Ministry of Health doesn’t blink first. That’s because optometrists feel they have been underfunded for years – and inflation has only made things worse.

Community raises $500,000 so far for new Coboconk Wellness Centre

Contest to name the wellness centre kicks off

The fundraising goal of $1 million set for the building of the Coboconk Wellness Centre reached an important milestone, with half the money raised so far. An event at the Coboconk Train Station celebrated the $500,000 milestone, with local dignitaries in attendance.

50,000 vaccines given at LEX, with more to come

Today, Ross Memorial Hospital celebrated its 50,000 dose of coronavirus vaccine administered to members of the community at the hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Fairgrounds (LEX).

First dose walk-in times now available in Fenelon Falls

If you have not yet received your first COVID-19 vaccine, new walk-in times at health unit clinics are designed with you in mind.

New hospital CT scanner now operational

RMH conducts about 12,000 exams annually using a CT scanner.

Community members in Kawartha Lakes and the surrounding area are poised to benefit from a brand new CT scanner that is now operational at Ross Memorial Hospital.