Health

Long-term care group commends local MPP for new funding for residents

Long-term care group commends local MPP for new funding for residents

The Haliburton-City of Kawartha Lakes Long-Term Care Coalition today commended Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP, Laurie Scott, on the provincial government’s recent announcement of up to $270 million this year to increase direct care to residents.

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Ontario expands local community paramedicine for long-term care program

The Ontario government is providing up to $82.5 million over three years to expand the province’s Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program to 22 additional communities including Kawartha Lakes.

New name announced for wellness centre in Coboconk

The Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce announced the results of the summer community contest to name the Wellness… Continue reading “New name announced for wellness centre in Coboconk”

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.