AUGUST 3, 2023 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is now administering a new cutting-edge clot-busting medication to treat acute ischemic stroke patients called Tenecteplase (TNK), marking an important leap forward for stroke care in the community. Stroke is a critical medical emergency that requires rapid and effective intervention to mitigateContinue Reading

APRIL 4, 2023 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) has been recognized by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network [TGLN]) for its outstanding contributions to organ and tissue donation in Ontario in 2021/22. CCH was presented with the Provincial Conversation Rate Award for reaching a conversion rate of 100 percent,Continue Reading

July 27, 2022 – One of the biggest things the Covid-19 Pandemic has done is show how truly weak and messed up our healthcare system is. This isn’t something that can easily be fixed. Money alone will not solve the issues which impact different provinces differently depending on their systems.Continue Reading

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 hospitalContinue Reading

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 inContinue Reading

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 believeContinue Reading

September 13, 2021 – We don’t live in the wacky US of A. Here in Canada we have socialized medicine. We also have a bunch of disgusting anti vax protesters who are gaining attention by protesting at hospitals. The very places many of them will need as they get sickContinue Reading

JANUARY 31, 2021 – Are Ontario’s rural doctors the forgotten victims of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout? It’s a question that health care workers who serve significant communities north of the GTA and 401-corridor ask themselves as the months tick by and the number of cases and outbreaks swell. For theseContinue Reading

Just before Halloween, when it was announced that city council is shelling out $45,000. to sweeten the launch of a local naturopath’s ‘medical clinic,’ some people couldn’t help but wonder if the “treat” is some sort of a trick. Like many communities across Canada, Cornwall has a recruitment plan and isContinue Reading

Ontario can no longer claim the shortest median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada, with patients in the province waiting an estimated 15.7 weeks (on average) in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Saskatchewan’s wait timeContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – One has to wonder what it takes for a pharmacist to lose their license from the Ontario College of Pharmacists? If the College’s discipline panel deems behavior by one of their members to be: …disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional… Wouldn’t that be enough? For one case,  billing deadContinue Reading

PORT HOPE ON – Last month’s news about the biggest measles outbreak in living memory still has me on edge. In case you haven’t heard, 41,000 children and adults across Europe were sickened – between January and June alone – 37 people are dead, and the outbreak isn’t over yet.Continue Reading

Cornwall Ontario –   The NDP sent out a release about a shocking incident.   A man in Sudbury was said to be forced to spend 13 days in a hospital bathroom!  The fact that the man was a senior is scary. Here is their abbreviated release below: Gélinas says patient keptContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario –   I’m a refugee of Quebec.  One of the multitude of Anglos that left (along with a lot of  Francophones) for a multitude of reasons. I write this the day after helping empty my Mom’s Cote des Neiges apartment and finding an album of pics from theContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – It has been published that the Cornwall Community Hospital is rationed 60 hours per day for doctors.  That includes emergency where tragically so many end up because they simply don’t have a GP.  Clinics are so brutal that the wait times are near what they would beContinue Reading