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Budgies herald return of better times at personal care home hit hard by COVID-19

November 1, 2021 – In the old days, workers carried canaries into coal mines as a means of detecting the presence of dangerous gases. Today, two budgies named Goldie and Links are harbingers of something far more positive: the return – at least to a significant degree – of laughter and a sense of normalcy for the residents, families, and staff at Golden Links Lodge.

Pandemic places Public Health experts on centre stage

August 9, 2021 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public health physicians have been brought to the front of the stage regionally, nationally, and across the world. Once largely unknown by the people they serve, public health physicians such as Drs. Theresa Tam, Brent Roussin, and Bonnie Henry have become household names providing expertise, steadfast leadership, and calm guidance throughout this public health crisis.

Concerns about the health-care system? Help is a call or email away

August 3, 2021 – Whether we're trying to get a quick answer to a simple question, share a concern, or just looking for an opportunity to provide some constructive feedback, most of us have run into a large organization that just doesn't seem to care about what we have to say.

Access to health services in French is more than just a right

July 26, 2021 – When it comes to the desire to maintain good health (bonne santé), health-care professionals and the people they serve are on the same page. Sometimes, however, they don't speak the same language, and that can be a challenge that requires action far beyond a blasé shrug of the shoulders and a "C’est la vie".

Vaccination changes the landscape for hospital, PCH visitors

July 5, 2021 – The role and value of visitation in healing has long been recognized in health care. When COVID-19 required hospitals, personal care homes, and other health centres around the world to reconsider their visitation principles in the wake of a deadly and highly contagious virus, it changed the way visits occurred and prevented most in-person interactions with visitors.

Public input continues to inform WRHA policy

June 28, 2021 – Health care is a broad and challenging mandate, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Even before the arrival COVID-19, however, hospitals and regional health authorities across the province were faced with tough decisions aimed at providing quality services.

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