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Standing room only to hear hospital's good, bad and uncertain

Standing room only to hear hospital’s good, bad and uncertain

A standing-room only crowd filled the Picton Legion hall Thursday night to hear news about the plight of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith shared the good news that the hospital will receive “Small and Rural Hospital Funding” by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care after being denied twice. […]

Hospital auxiliary members no longer have to sew and wash sheets

Hospital auxiliary members no longer have to sew and wash sheets

Peggy Payne, president of the PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, said original members didn’t solely focus on fundraising for their hospital, but also supported it with linen services – sewing, washing and making sheets. “I’m glad that that’s a facility we have dropped,” said Payne to laughter in agreement from luncheon guests at February’s general meeting. […]

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.” […]

WOTL Woodcrafters carve up donation for hospital foundation

WOTL Woodcrafters carve up donation for hospital foundation

The Wellington on the Lake Woodcrafters group presented the PECMH Foundation with $436.09 raised at their 13th annual barbecue for the residents of Wellington on the Lake. The Woodcrafters had 191 people feast on chicken on a bun and salads prepared by many of the Woodcrafters wives. Their contribution will be directed toward the purchase […]

Impressive speakers at final PEC hospital ‘Friends’ meeting

The “Friends” of Prince Edward Health Services will hold their final annual general meeting Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Community Centre (arena) in Picton. For various reasons the “Friends” board has made a decision to disband at this time. The “Friends” were first organized by Myrna Wood and Eleanor Lindsay MacDonald on […]

Vital to attend health care meeting Tuesday

Are you concerned about losing 1/3 of our remaining 24 beds at Picton Hospital?  If so, there is a meeting about Rural and Norther Health Care coming to Picton. Tuesday, February 15 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Prince Edward Community Hall, Picton Arena It is sponsored by the Government of Ontario with MPP Rich Johnson […]

Thoughts on Losing Our Hospital

Thoughts on Losing Our Hospital

Quality of life is supposed to improve with technological advances, but that doesn’t seem to be happening with our local hospital. I was born in the old Picton Hospital, now Quinte Manor on Hill Street. Dr. Richmond removed an infected appendix there when I was five years old, and seven years later, Dr. Publow removed […]

Come to the health care table: Fran Renoy

A Round Table meeting on rural health will take place at the community centre in Picton on Tues. Feb. 15 from 1-3:30 PM. This meeting is being held by the Ministry of Health committee on Rural and Northern Healthcare. Twelve rural locations have been chosen from approximately Jan. 30 to Feb. 15. My understanding is […]

Elks support APC at hospital

Elks support APC at hospital

CHEERS! to the Wellington Elks Lodge #566 for presenting the PECMH Foundation with $200 toward the purchase of an Argon Plasma Coagulator for the Operating Room. An Argon Plasma Coagulator or “APC” is an effective technology used in endoscopy procedures. The procedure involves directing a small jet of argon gas or plasma with a special […]

County doctors concerned about bed cuts

County doctors concerned about bed cuts

The physicians of Prince Edward County has expressed concern about the possible loss of beds at Picton hospital with the following press release submitted on behalf of the 24 Family Physicians of Prince Edward County by Doctors Josh Colby, Greg Higgins and Cliff Rice: Quinte HealthCare Corporation has a significant problem with congestion in the […]

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