January 10, 2022 – Between the disaster that is the EOHU and traditional News Media in Cornwall, the availability and information regarding CoVid testing kits is a SCANDAL. The current Eastern Ontario Health Unit web page says there’s nothing happening with rapid testing, yet the traditional news outlets are reporting that kits ARE available this… Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Who Is In Charge?…And Just What Is Going On With Covid Tests In Cornwall?
JANUARY 2, 2022 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is taking steps to address a temporary staffing shortage caused by COVID-19. Nearly 40 staff have tested positive for the virus, primarily from household and community contacts, creating staffing shortages in several areas. CCH also anticipates more staff will test positive in the coming days as they… Continue reading Omicron Staff Infections at CCH Lead to Temporary Service Slowdowns in Cornwall Ontario.
January 3, 2022 – As we watch numbers shooting up here in Canada it’s easy to blame politicians. Lord knows they deserve it, from Prime Minister Trudeau, to most of the premiers, to even local municipal officials. We have as a society failed. To clarify. It’s one thing to believe something, even if wrong, like… Continue reading Who’s To Blame for Omicron Mess in Canada? Look in the Mirror. By Jamie Gilcig
DECEMBER 29, 2021 – As the highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to fuel exponential growth in exposures to the virus and increased demands for testing, Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is asking members of the community not to come to the Emergency Department for a COVID-19 test only. Emergency Department capacity must be protected for ill patients requiring… Continue reading Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) Asking Residents Not to Come to the Emergency Department (ER) for a COVID-19 Test
DECEMBER 25, 2021 – Santa watched his wife Jessica as she stared out the window sighing. He thought that she seemed to be doing that a lot lately. He said to her, “Jessica, you seem preoccupied lately. Anything bothering you?” She turned and looked at him and with a big sigh she said, ” Not… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mrs. Santa Claus’s Dilemma
DECEMBER 15, 2021 – The Jewish communities celebrated Hanukkah this year from November28th until December 6th. A Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends. Snow!!! Who wants snow??? I bet those skiers have been praying again and, of course, a few kids as well. It seems so cold. Brrrr. A few friends and I were… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mice, Birds & A New Book!
DECEMBER 6, 2021 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is embarking on the development of its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and will be spending the next several weeks gathering input from various stakeholders including staff, physicians, patients, family caregivers, community service and healthcare providers, governments, and members of community. Interested individuals can provide input on the next… Continue reading Cornwall Community Hospital ( CCH ) Seeking Input on Strategic Plan
November 24, 2021 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) was recognized by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care in 2020/21. CCH was presented with the Eligible Approach Rate Award for meeting or exceeding the eligible approach rate target of 90% set… Continue reading CCH Given Award for Organ/Tissue Donation Efforts in Cornwall Ontario
NOVEMBER 23, 2021 – The phrase, “One Day at a Time” can suddenly take on new meaning when we are battling a problem. Recently in August I was in the Cornwall Community Hospital for 3 weeks and underwent surgery. The staff in the ICU are angels…professional and very caring. I was also on the 2nd.… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Tiger Passes Away & Thanking CCH & St. Joseph’s CCC For Great Care.
November 8, 2021 – I was mulling whether to write about the Kyle Beach NHL Sex Scandal or not. After all, what could I add? Well a lot, but did I want to? And then the Aaron Rodgers getting Covid-19 while breaking NFL protocols and putting others at risk happened. Who you are many times… Continue reading Understanding NHL Culture re KYLE BEACH & Aaron Rodgers is a Scumbag HOCKEY CRUNCH by Jamie Gilcig
NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – Scary days. Apparently the email from the school board, which had a link to a document on the EOHU website was DOWNLOADABLE. “Sent: Sun, 31 Oct 2021 at 17:01Subject: Communication Error – October 30, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, We are writing to provide you with information about a regrettable privacy incident that occurred yesterday.… Continue reading CDSBEO Confirms EOHU Student Info Leak Over Covid-19 Outbreak at St. Joe’s in Cornwall was DOWNLOADABLE. By Jamie Gilcig
OCTOBER 29, 2021 – For the protection of staff, physicians, and vulnerable patients, Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) will require visitors and essential care partners to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the hospital starting November 1, 2021. This will not apply to patients. By implementing this direction, CCH joins other hospitals in… Continue reading CCH to Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Visitors.
OCTOBER 13, 2021 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) will be temporarily closing operating rooms in order to prioritize urgent and high priority elective surgeries as the hospital deals with increasingly high patient volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The surgeries to be scheduled over the coming weeks will be reserved only for life-threatening cancer cases,… Continue reading Cornwall Community Hospital Temporary Closing ORs Due to Covid-19 Cases & Low Vaccine Rates
TODAY I HAD MY EYES OPENED WIDE! What I witnessed during my 4+hour stay in the Cornwall Hospital Acute Care Emergency Department this afternoon, gave me a new respect for appreciation for hard working and dedicated medical staff. I was able to witness their frustration, yet dedication, treating critically ill Covid patients who had refused… Continue reading LTE: Patient Describes Staff Frustration w #covidiots – Covid in Cornwall Community Hospital
Retirement residences are personal “homes,” not nursing homes. They’re designed, built and operated by companies for people aged 65 and up, places people choose to live based on their needs and what they can afford. To be clear, this is not a story about the government putting financial pressure on Ontario’s more than 770 retirement… Continue reading RHRA Jacks Up Its Retirement Home Rates 70%. By Mary Anne Pankhurst #onpoli #eldercare
September 23, 2021 – It’s common sense really. If you work with the public, especially vulnerable public, you need to be vaccinated against a virus that has killed millions during this world wide pandemic. Tragically in Ontario and other parts of Canada this isn’t to be. Corruption, especially political corruption is a virus’s best friend… Continue reading Alleged Anti Vaxxers Behind Covid-19 School Spread in Cornwall Ontario. By Jamie Gilcig
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB), with assistance from the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have charged two residents of Toronto, following an investigation into allegations of fraud relating to the Ministry of Education’s Support for Families Program. In August of 2020, the OPP received a referral from the Ministry… Continue reading OPP Report Breach Trust & Fraud of Support for Families Covid-19 Relief Progam.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 – So it’s election day and Justin Trudeau is flirting with a Majority victory. The blessing is that it’s been a short election, but for those that truly care about having a strong democracy there should be much cause for concern. Small media outlets like this one have not had any ad… Continue reading Why the Conservatives Can’t Beat Justin Trudeau. By Jamie Gilcig #cdnpoli