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Cherry Valley WI gives sweet thanks to first responders

Cherry Valley WI gives sweet thanks to first responders

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Women’s Institutes, Cherry Valley WI members delivered dozens of cookies to first responders in Prince Edward County. Members Maureen Finnegan, Jean Burrows, Elaine Marshall, Dini Kempenaar and Lynda Westervelt also delivered $120 to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Communicatons Co-ordinator Briar Boyce. The local branch of […]

Mayor Quaiff encouraged following meeting with Minister of Health

Mayor Quaiff encouraged following meeting with Minister of Health

Mayor Robert Quaiff is encouraged the County is doing well in its quest for better health services. Quaiff, and Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison shared time in a short meeting granted with Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, on Tuesday while they were attending the Ontario Good Roads Association Conference in […]

Decimation of Picton and Trenton hospitals was the plan since 1998

Decimation of Picton and Trenton hospitals was the plan since 1998

I read with sadness in the Belleville Intelligencer that “Following meetings with three unions Wednesday, Quinte Healthcare management announced an overall reduction of 82 full and part-time positions across three of the networks four hospitals with 40 of those cuts affecting Belleville General Hospital. Trenton MemorialHospital will shoulder 30 cuts and.PECM Hospital faces nine cuts.” […]

QHC first in Canada with new equipment to diagnose heart disease

QHC first in Canada with new equipment to diagnose heart disease

Residents in the Quinte region now have access to state-of-the-art equipment used to diagnose coronary disease and identify patients at risk of heart attacks. Quinte Health Care (QHC) will be the first hospital in Canada with the latest generation of nuclear cardiology cameras.  Supplied by U.S. based Spectrum Dynamics, the D-SPECT camera produces a faster […]

Attendance of 53 'a huge turnout' for health care consultation

Attendance of 53 ‘a huge turnout’ for health care consultation

By Prince Edward County standards, attendance was low at the Ministry of Health’s Rural and Northern Health Care public consultation in Picton from 1-3:30 p.m. today, but Rick Johnson was thrilled with the turnout of  53 people saying “it was the second largest to date” – with just two more meetings this week. Most of […]

QHC provides clot-busting drug for stroke patients

QHC provides clot-busting drug for stroke patients

People suffering a stroke in the Quinte area now have faster access to the clot-busting drug Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) to try to reduce and reverse the effects of the stroke. Previously, patients were automatically re-routed to Kingston to receive this treatment. tPA is suitable for people who have suffered an ischemic stroke within the […]

Agree: MOH heads should roll

Recently in a letter to the media, I commented on my disdain for the McGuinty government in allowing hospitals and LHINS to hand out millions of dollars in sometimes untendered contracts to healthcare consultants (Auditor General Jim McMurter’s report Oct 20). Columnist Christina Blizzard reports in her Oct 23 column (reprinted in the County Weekly […]

Family Health Team welcomes new physician

The Prince Edward Family Health Team has welcomed Dr. Gordon Holton to the team. Dr. Holton, family physician, and Dr. Kristin Morrison, a Pediatrician with special interest in development and learning issues, plus their daughter Sara have moved from Brooks Alberta to Prince Edward County. Dr. Holton is seeing patients in the clinic in Rossmore. […]

QHC chief financial officer resigns

Mike Prociw, vice-president of Informatics and Diagnostic Services, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving Quinte Health Care effective mid‐August 2010. Prociw has decided to take a position with Cambridge Hospital in order to be closer to family. “It is with regret that we announce this change,” said Mary Clare Egberts, President and CEO […]

Hospital auxiliary honours its volunteers

Hospital auxiliary honours its volunteers

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were honoured last week for putting in more than 20,507 volunteer hours and for raising more than $100,000 in support of the hospital at Picton. “Even though we’re a small community, it is very large in its support,” said Ann White who looks after membership and volunteer services. […]

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