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Pandemic created challenges and opportunities over the past year, says hospital board chairperson

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For the past year, the pandemic has dominated the efforts of all health services in Northumberland. The hospital is a cornerstone in providing services but also been a leader throughout. Its partnerships with various agencies and institutions through the Ontario Health Team, the health unit, and others are a driving force in the county. Like so many other changes, this year’s annual general meeting was held virtually. But this did not take away from the significance of the report and what it means going forward. Continue Reading →

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Chambers of commerce in Northumberland launch free rapid screening program to assist all businesses

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The Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce provides rapid COVID 19 screening kits to all businesses in the county. Through a collaboration with Campbellford, Brighton, and Colborne, people can apply to get these kits to test employees, an important step in preventing the spread of the virus at workplaces. The spread of COVID-19 in the workplace is one of the largest untold stories of the pandemic. Entire factories have closed. Small businesses can be crippled. Continue Reading →

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Tipping point and case surge on horizon for Northumberland if stay-at-home orders not followed

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Northumberland County is quickly reaching a tipping point when it comes to the pandemic. The new Medical Officer of Health for the region, Dr. Natalie Bocking, predicts a surge in the next few weeks. Hospitals in the county are preparing to deal with a spike in cases. Emergency plans are well underway, she said. Intensive care units across the province are filling up quickly as the third wave takes its toll. Continue Reading →

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New rural outreach clinic marks collaborative efforts by municipality and health team to increase access

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On April 5, 2021, the new rural outreach clinic in Colborne was open for business. A month before, officials gathered to mark the completion of the new facility. Through a collaboration between the municipality and the Ontario Health Team, the clinic will be offering mental health services, foot care, diabetes education, and a host of other programs aimed at improving access to health care. In this interview with Consider This Northumberland, Cramahe Township Mayor Mandy Martin talks about the unique opportunity and the efforts by all parties to make this clinic a reality. It is the county’s first rural outreach clinic and was a major promise of the Northumberland Ontario Health Team when it was created. Continue Reading →

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The lasting effects of COVID-19 in Northumberland County – a Longhauler’s Tale

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Imagine being sick for a year. Think about it. Most of us recover from the flu in a few days or weeks. For some recovering from COVID-19, they are marking a milestone more than 12 months after getting sick. They are known as long-haulers – people taking more time to get better after suffering from the virus. Continue Reading →

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Sharing experiences from the frontlines of treating COVID-19 in Northumberland

Dr. Mukesh Bhargava

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Most of us are working hard to avoid the COVID-19 virus. We wear masks, wash our hands multiple times a day. We social distance. We stay home, following the guidelines and recommendations of health officials. But what is it like for those who treat the sick? Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 patient shares story of fighting the debilitating illness that has transformed their life

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Last week marked the first anniversary of the pandemic. It is only one week later, and the province is bracing for its third wave. The cases involving variants of the original virus are quickly spreading across Northumberland and around the province. Mass vaccinations began earlier this week in Cobourg for those over 80-years old. We are in the yellow category as more businesses are open. Continue Reading →

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Staff and residents at Northumberland group homes resilient one year after pandemic begins

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It was one year ago this week when the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. Our lives were dramatically changed. Since then, 118 million people have contracted COVID-19. In Canada, close to 900,000 cases have been reported to date, with 22,000 related deaths. In an interview with Consider This, you will hear voices rarely heard or almost forgotten during the pandemic. Continue Reading →

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Vaccine roll out, reporting cases and what’s next – an in-depth interview with acting Chief Medical Officer for Northumberland

 

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Earlier this week, the staff and residents of Hope Street Terrace in Port Hope were vaccinated. These are among the first vaccines to be administered in Northumberland County. On January 25, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit received 700 doses of the Moderna vaccine. If you listened carefully, There was an almost audible sigh of relief from health officials and others. It represents a tipping point in the battle to control pandemic since it began a year ago. Continue Reading →

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Hospital CEO reflects on nearly eights years of service at the hospital after announcing retirement

Linda Davi

 

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Cobourg is a long way from a farm in Alberta where Linda Davis, the CEO of Northumberland Hills Hospital, grew up. Yet, you will hear her mention several times in this interview about her love of being in the barn. Her daughter is an equestrian. And she loves spending time with her daughter. Last week, Davis announced her retirement. Continue Reading →

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