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Zumbathon raises heart rates for cardiac equipment

Zumbathon raises heart rates for cardiac equipment

More than three dozen women raised their heart rates and money for medical equipment at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The third annual Zumbathon dance fitness fundraiser held Saturday at the Community Centre in Picton raised $1,749.01 toward an ECG machine and vital signs monitors for the County hospital. Medical equipment is not funded […]

Minor changes expected at County's hospital

Minor changes expected at County’s hospital

The County’s hospital is expected to be spared in Quinte Health Care’s proposal released Wednesday to issue 39 layoff notices for union positions from among the four hospitals. Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff was told proposed changes do not involve any immediate plans to eliminate beds or services at PECMH. “We have been reassured […]

QHC gains $3.5 million in one-time funding

QHC gains $3.5 million in one-time funding

Changes are still on the way to all four of Quinte Healthcare’s hospitals, but due to $3.5 million in one-time funding, all the hospitals will remain open with 24-hour emergency rooms. Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland Quinte West, made the announcement Friday morning in Trenton, where rumours swirled that its hospital would close, or its […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 invites public comment on strategic planning

QHC invites public comment on strategic planning

County residents will attend a strategic planning meeting tonight in Picton to have their voices heard as QHC determines its new five-year plan. The meeting is set for the Community Centre, Main St., Picton  June 15th from 6:30-8 p.m. Those unable to attend are invited to join in the conversation by going to the QHC […]

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 […]

Finnegan joins Family Health Team directors

Finnegan joins Family Health Team directors

Former Prince Edward County Mayor Leo Finnegan has joined the board of directors of the Prince Edward Family Health Team. As Prince Edward County’s mayor for the past seven years Finnegan was often recognized as a champion of local healthcare services. “He clearly intends to continue to invest both his time and considerable passion into […]

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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