Residents of Kawartha Lakes are one step closer to experiencing more connected care in our community, as several health and service providers have been working together to form the Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (KL-OHT).
Every year approximately 4,000 Canadians die by suicide, averaging nearly 11 people every single day.
Suicide has been an issue that has impacted all genders, races and ethnicities around the world for centuries. However, with the onset of a global pandemic in early 2020, suicide measurements also saw a change.
The Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (KL-OHT) today announced that it has been invited to complete a full Ontario Health Team (OHT) application by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Ontario Health Teams are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities, according to the Ontario Health Team website.
In the late summer of 1951, a young man named Harold Mitchell journeyed to the Canadian National Exhibition with some friends.
To a lad from Wilberforce, a trip to Toronto’s annual extravaganza would have been quite an outing – what with all of its colourful midway rides, mouth-watering aromas wafting from hamburger stands, and awe-inspiring entertainers offering quite the contrast to the quieter environs of rural Haliburton County.
Ross Memorial Hospital will higher annualized funding, according to a press release from the province.
“This investment provides a five per cent increase of over $3.7 million in funding for Ross Memorial Hospital and a two per cent increase of more than $199,000 for Haliburton Highlands Health Services Corporation,” says MPP Laurie Scott in the release.
Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS), Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) have now received formal approval from Ontario Health (OH) to move forward with a regional plan to begin resuming non-urgent surgeries, procedures and tests.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued expanded guidance on Ontario’s testing strategy to provide COVID-19 testing for:
- All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even if mild symptoms
- Asymptomatic people have been exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- Asymptomatic people who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre phone lines are open from 8a.m.-4p.m. daily.
Kristina Nairn, public health nurse, HKPR District Health Unit
Phones are an essential tool in the fight against COVID-19. For weeks now, health unit nurses and other staff have worked the phones on days, evenings and weekends. Initially, it was answering hundreds of your questions/concerns. Recently, our focus has shifted to doing follow-ups and regular check-ins with people and places affected by the coronavirus.
Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI), along with local primary health care providers, is reminding Kawartha Lakes citizens that support is available for their general and emergency health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Ross Memorial Hospital staff members who were in close contact with a patient who recently tested positive for COVID-19 have now also tested positive for the virus.
Tests are being completed for all staff and physicians who work on the unit, and any other staff member who was in close contact with the patient.