Health & Environment

 Jason Setnyk

Local Surgeon’s Abstract Published in Canadian Journal of Surgery

Local Surgeon’s Abstract Published in Canadian Journal of Surgery

Cornwall Ontario –  Dr. Wasseem Moussa, a general surgeon, immigrated from Egypt in 1989 and came to Cornwall in 2000. Recently, Dr. Moussa had an abstract published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery about research he did here at Cornwall Hospital. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a set of perioperative protocols that expedites recovery […]

 Jason Setnyk

Eastern Ontario Health Unit reminds public about Healthy Smiles Ontario

Eastern Ontario Health Unit reminds public about Healthy Smiles Ontario

Cornwall Ontario –  The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding the public about Healthy Smiles Ontario. The program offers free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services to children and youth aged 17 and under from low-income households. The government-funded program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the cost of treatment […]

 Jason Setnyk

3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil Friends of Vets on November 2nd 2016

3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil Friends of Vets on November 2nd 2016

Cornwall Ontario – The 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Veterans and Soldiers with PTSD takes place Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at the Cornwall Legion Cenotaph starting at 5:30pm. The candlelight vigil is to honour and support for our military heroes and their families after suicide Many Canadian war heroes are still hurting after serving our […]

 Jason Setnyk

New Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre Hospital Building

New Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre Hospital Building

Cornwall Ontario – The new one level, 22 000 square feet building located at the north end of the Cornwall Hospital property is ready for occupancy and the moves are scheduled during the month of October. An official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will follow early 2017. The following services are moving: Adult Mental […]

 Jason Setnyk

EOHU and CCPS issue Fentanyl warning in Eastern Ontario

EOHU and CCPS issue Fentanyl warning in Eastern Ontario

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) and the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) are warning the public that illicit Fentanyl, also known as bootleg Fentanyl, has been seized by authorities within the 5 Eastern counties. While prescription Fentanyl is a pain medicine produced by the pharmaceutical industry and sold as a transdermal […]

 Jason Setnyk

River Institute to Address Ontario Craft Brew Wastewater

River Institute to Address Ontario Craft Brew Wastewater

Cornwall Ontario – The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences has partnered with Canadian water purification company, ECONSE, on a new program to measure and analyze the wastewater that craft breweries in Ontario produce. The Craft Beer Waterprints project will launch at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference on October 13th in Toronto. Like a […]

 Jason Setnyk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cornwall Ontario – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is inviting eligible women to “Just Book It” by scheduling their mammogram appointments. The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) found that women aged 50 to 54 make up the largest number of screen-eligible […]

 Jason Setnyk

Cornwall Hospital getting ready to go smoke free

Cornwall Hospital getting ready to go smoke free

Cornwall Ontario – On January 1st 2018, all hospitals in the province of Ontario will be mandated to be smoke-free, under the Smoke Free Ontario Act. Until January 1st 2018 hospitals are permitted to identify one designated smoking area on the grounds for patients, employees and visitors. CCH has identified a designated smoking area for […]

 Jason Setnyk

Flu Immunization Clinics Start on November 1st

Flu Immunization Clinics Start on November 1st

Cornwall Ontario – Starting on November 1st, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) will begin holding seasonal influenza immunization clinics throughout the five Eastern Counties. In addition to the walk-in clinics, the health unit will also hold clinics by appointment at its offices. The clinics by appointment are open to everyone, but priority is given […]

 Jason Setnyk

Community Health and Wellbeing Week

Community Health and Wellbeing Week

Cornwall Ontario – During the week of September 26 – October 1, 2016, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre will be joining community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario to celebrate Community Health and Wellbeing Week. The overarching theme for the week is “Shift the Conversation” which means changing to a more comprehensive approach of looking at […]