List/Grid Author Archives: Norm Tollinsky

Network advocates for suicide prevention

Network advocates for suicide prevention

Mission focuses on public education, training and information sharing It’s said that it takes a community to raise a child, but it also takes a community to save one. That’s… Read more »

Take a number, wait 18 months

Take a number, wait 18 months

Two full-time dermatologists in entire region – one in Sudbury, one in North Bay Patients needing to see a dermatologist in Toronto can usually get an appointment in a few… Read more »

ONA claims 231 positions eliminated by hub hospitals

ONA claims 231 positions eliminated by hub hospitals

Northern Ontario’s five hub hospitals have eliminated a total of 232 nursing positions since January 2013, according to statistics the hospitals themselves have provided the Ontario Nurses Association. “We have… Read more »

Integration plans take shape in northwest

Integration plans take shape in northwest

Dryden, Manitouwadge and Nipigon lead the way The North West LHIN is moving forward with the rollout of its integrated service delivery model in three communities: Manitouwadge, Nipigon and Dryden…. Read more »

Sault Ste. Marie launches Health Link

Sault Ste. Marie launches Health Link

Guided care nurses serve as eyes and ears of primary care providers Sault Ste. Marie is well on its way toward transforming how care is delivered to the city’s most… Read more »

Former chief of staff weighs in on suicides

Former chief of staff weighs in on suicides

Crisis in Attawapiskat stems from lack of economic base, isolation and poverty “No jobs, no future, no hope” sums up the root cause of the suicide attempts in communities along… Read more »

Psychiatrists lament lack of mental health services for children

Psychiatrists lament lack of mental health services for children

New inpatient unit at HSN a plus, but community services lacking Health Sciences North celebrated the opening of a new children’s mental health unit in April, but much more needs… Read more »

New co-gen plants pave way for savings

New co-gen plants pave way for savings

Thunder Bay and North Bay hospitals produce their own electricity for one-third the cost of grid power Hospitals in Thunder Bay and North Bay flipped the switch on natural gas-fired… Read more »

Kap health centre serves Francophone population

Kap health centre serves Francophone population

French-speaking communities in northeastern Ontario are still having a hard time recruiting full-time, resident family doctors. The Centre de Santé Communautaire (CSC) de Kapuskasing et Région, for example, began seeing… Read more »

Thunder Bay patient invents sling for showering

Thunder Bay patient invents sling for showering

You’ve just had an operation on your shoulder or arm, the stitches have come out and you’re cleared for showering. You’ve been given an immobilizer sling to keep your arm… Read more »

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