Health

Health Coalitions worry Ross Memorial could abandon acute care with new bill

Lawyers for hospital say they're just trying to modernize language

A similar bill was proposed in 2020, known as “Private Bill 21,” which saw hundreds of people gathered in a meeting at the Lindsay Recreation Centre determined to stop it from passing. File photo.

Ross Memorial gets new CFO

Need the hospital? Wait times are longer than normal given staffing levels

Ross Memorial Hospital is currently experiencing higher than normal Emergency Department and inpatient volumes.

Vote with your teeth, says local health promoter

The next Ontario general election is coming up and the time to advocate for better access to dental care is now.

Health Coalition sounds alarm over more privatization of health care

The Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition has expressed alarm about the Ontario government’s plans for further privatization of provincial health care.

Go jump in the lake (please)

Fundraiser to support wellness centre in Coboconk

For the third straight year, residents in the Coboconk area will be jumping in the lake in support of the Summit Wellness Centre.

OMNI to build 192-bed long-term care home in updated Frost Manor building on new site

The Ontario government is adding 73 new and 247 upgraded long-term care beds to modernize and expand two long-term care homes in Cannington and Kawartha Lakes.

Retiring nurse spent 41 years in service at Ross

Ross Memorial Hospital’s Leanne Harding is set to retire after 41 years there — something the registered nurse was going to do two years ago but held off to help her hospital in the fight against the pandemic.