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Humour has power to heal at the Hope For Today Cafe

Humour has power to heal at the Hope For Today Cafe

I am pretty excited to announce the opening of the virtual coffee shop, called The Hope For Today Cafe. No, it’s not a real space but exists online. I know  a lot of people today need some hope. On a good day we are bombarded with images all day long on how bad things are and […]

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.” […]

Flowers for mom help campaign to end MS

Flowers for mom help campaign to end MS

Gerry Putman and Fiona Patton distributed flowers Thursday to the many volunteers in Prince Edward County who are raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual MS Carnation campaign.

Dombrowsky opens PECI Health Clinic

Dombrowsky opens PECI Health Clinic

Local Nurse Practitioner De-Ann Sheppard is going back to school but this time it’s to provide primary health care to students of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton. Ms Sheppard came from Pembroke to work for the Prince Edward Family Health Team in September 2009. She practises mostly from the Family Health Team’s Upper County […]

Symposium delivers facts on wind energy

The First International Symposium on the Global Wind Industry and Adverse Health Effects, held this past weekend in Picton, brought together American, British and Canadian acousticians, physicists, physicians, and medical researchers. The audience came from across Ontario and the United States and from as far as Australia. Our understanding of how wind turbines can affect […]

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 […]

County hosts first symposium on wind turbines and health

County hosts first symposium on wind turbines and health

Prince Edward County will host the First International Symposium on adverse health effects from industrial wind turbines this weekend. The event, to be held at The Waring House, Oct. 29-31, is organized by The Society for Wind Vigilance, a dedicated group of volunteer physicians, and will feature experts from around the world. The two-day symposium […]

No tangible evidence of savings for Hospice in LHIN plan

Ms. Georgina Thompson Chair, South East LHIN 48 Dundas St. W. Unit 2 Belleville ON K8P 1Ag Dear Georgina: I am writing to you at the direction of the Board of Hospice Prince Edward in regard to the SELHIN current Back Office lntegration Project. To date, Hospice Prince Edward has participated actively in this initiative […]

Living well with a chronic health condition

It’s time to make the call and get registered so you can learn to live well again. There are only 4 spots left.  The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) and The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association (Community Care) are offering another Self-Management Workshop for people of any age and their families […]

At the presentation, from left, are: Susan Blakely, Nicole McKinnon, Daryl Kramp, Dr. Schabas and Sheryl Farrar

Funds to help new moms quit smoking

Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, $125,000 in funding to the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit for a project that will help expectant moms and new mothers make healthy living choices. This project is in addition to the new […]

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