McConnell Walk in Clinic CLOSING in Cornwall Highlights Community Health Care Failure in Crisis. By Jamie Gilcig

McConnell Walk in Clinic CLOSING in Cornwall Highlights Community Health Care Failure in Crisis.  By Jamie Gilcig

May 21, 2022 – Cornwall is starting to reel at the loss of a critical health service. The McConnell walk in clinic, situated right next to the hospital, is shutting down leaving thousands of area residents at a loss for healthcare and surely what will add more pressure to hospital emergency services. Cornwall, a failing […]

Mobile Addiction & Mental Health Clinic Starts in Cornwall on March 7th 2022

Mobile Addiction & Mental Health Clinic Starts in Cornwall on March 7th 2022

March 1, 2022 – Recovery Care is working with Cornwall Community Hospital’s (CCH) Community Addiction and Mental Health Services to improve access to addictions care for vulnerable or underserved areas in Cornwall by launching a new mobile clinic. The mobile clinic will provide individuals a variety of services under one roof, including assessment, support, education and […]

Omicron Variant Affecting High-Risk and Unvaccinated Individuals in Cornwall at CCH

Omicron Variant Affecting High-Risk and Unvaccinated Individuals in Cornwall at CCH

JANUARY 25, 2022 – Although reports have indicated that the Omicron variant appears to be milder than previous strains of COVID-19, the experience on the frontlines at Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) tells a different story with certain population groups. At CCH, COVID-19 is sickening greater numbers of elderly patients, the immunocompromised and medically fragile, and […]

Omicron Staff Infections at CCH Lead to Temporary Service Slowdowns in Cornwall Ontario.

Omicron Staff Infections at CCH Lead to Temporary Service Slowdowns in Cornwall Ontario.

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 […]

Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) Asking Residents Not to Come to the Emergency Department (ER) for a COVID-19 Test

Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) Asking Residents Not to Come to the Emergency Department (ER) for a COVID-19 Test

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 […]

Cornwall Community Hospital ( CCH ) Seeking Input on Strategic Plan

Cornwall Community Hospital ( CCH ) Seeking Input on Strategic Plan

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 […]

CCH Given Award for Organ/Tissue Donation Efforts in Cornwall Ontario

CCH Given Award for Organ/Tissue Donation Efforts in Cornwall Ontario

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 […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Tiger Passes Away & Thanking CCH & St. Joseph’s CCC For Great Care.

Seniors Situation Room.  By Dawn Ford – Tiger Passes Away & Thanking CCH & St. Joseph’s CCC For Great Care.

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. […]

Cornwall Community Hospital Temporary Closing ORs Due to Covid-19 Cases & Low Vaccine Rates

Cornwall Community Hospital Temporary Closing ORs Due to Covid-19 Cases & Low Vaccine Rates

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, […]

LTE: Patient Describes Staff Frustration w #covidiots – Covid in Cornwall Community Hospital

LTE: Patient Describes Staff Frustration w #covidiots – Covid in Cornwall Community Hospital

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 […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford. Mother’s Day & Covid-19 Cleanliness at CCH

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford.   Mother’s Day & Covid-19 Cleanliness at CCH

MAY 6, 2021 – “Spring has sprung. The grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is?” Well, not around this bird feeder for sure. Bob Katz took this photo watching the big black furry squirrel, manoeuvred himself off a wooden beam to this feeder. He filled himself up with lots of seeds apparently before […]

Cornwall Community Hospital Asks Public Action to Stop COVID-19 Case Counts from Rising.

Cornwall Community Hospital Asks Public Action to Stop COVID-19 Case Counts from Rising.

January 7th 2021 –As the number of COVID-19 positive cases increase daily in our community, Cornwall Community Hospital is becoming challenged to meet the demand for patient care. Physicians and staff are prepared to manage the virus, but community action is required to stop the case count from rising further to avoid a disruption in […]

Cornwall Ontario Emergency Doctor Lorne Scharf Answers Some Covid-19 Questions on Social Media

Cornwall Ontario Emergency Doctor Lorne Scharf Answers Some Covid-19 Questions on Social Media

JANUARY 5, 2021 – Below is a post from the Cornwall Community Hospital Chief of Staff and Emergency Room Doctor Doctor Lorne Scharf. Doctor Scharf has had some sage words before here on CFN and continues to lead the way at our local hospital. He agreed to let CFN republish his post which we have […]

Ten New COVID-19 Cases in Cornwall Including a CCH Staff Member. By Jamie Gilcig

Ten New COVID-19 Cases in Cornwall Including a CCH Staff Member.  By Jamie Gilcig

OCTOBER 29, 2020 – Local numbers continue to spike as the EOHU under Paul Roumeliotis still doesn’t appear to be properly enforcing the wearing masks and social distancing. Sources ask CFN today if the staffer was one of the smokers who huddle without masks at the back of CCH? It was already reported that the […]

CFN 1 on 1 With Cornwall Community Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Lorne Scharf on COVID-19

CFN 1 on 1 With Cornwall Community Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Lorne Scharf on COVID-19

SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 – We were very lucky recently as CCH was gracious enough to allow us to ask a few questions of its Chief of Staff, Dr. Lorne Scharf about COVID-19. Here are our questions and his answers: CFN How did you feel the first time you encountered a Covid-19 patient first hand?    […]

AADEEYAH LAZORE Charged by Cornwall Police After Attacking 3 Nurses in Cornwall. #CPS

AADEEYAH LAZORE Charged by Cornwall Police After Attacking 3 Nurses in Cornwall.  #CPS

SHOPLIFTING Cornwall, ON – Martha Brown-Bazinet, 38, of Cornwall was arrested on March 24th, 2020 and charged with theft under $5000. It is alleged on March 14th, 2020, the woman attended a Second Street business and removed merchandise, making no attempt to pay for the items as she left the store. Police were contacted and […]

Vicious Weekend of Crime in Cornwall Ontario Including CCH Hospital Rampage POLICE BLOTTER 030220 #CPS

Vicious Weekend of Crime in Cornwall Ontario Including CCH Hospital Rampage POLICE BLOTTER 030220 #CPS

ASSAULT Cornwall, ON – Matthew Sawyer, 33, of Cornwall was arrested on February 28th, 2020 and charged with assault. It is alleged on February 28th, 2020, he assaulted a man he did not know and police were contacted to investigate. During the investigation, he was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail […]

Is Cornwall & SD&G the Child Suicide Capital of Canada? by Jamie Gilcig 012719

Is Cornwall & SD&G the Child Suicide Capital of Canada? by Jamie Gilcig 012719

Did I hear anything about the young girl that took her own life? For the second time in two years I was queried that recently. We don’t like to talk about suicide. The police do not put it on the blotter. Here in Cornwall they refused to give me any numbers or data. After much […]

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