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Ontario's nurses and patients deserve better

Re: Forced to leave town for work, nurses return to jobs in Detroit, by Brian Cross, Oct. 18.

It is shameful that highly educated and skilled nurses such as Steve and Colleen Bacon are being forced to leave the province for full-time work in Detroit. 172 more words


Star's View: Community must demand hospital funding

Recently, the team of local professionals planning Windsor’s new hospital system warned that if the province does not approve the second phase of their study by early winter, the community should start to worry. 528 more words


Alzheimer Society backs new acute hospital

The Alzheimer Society can be added to the list of local organizations backing a new $2-billion acute care “mega-hospital.”

“In short, it will give the people of this region the level of health care they deserve, and that includes people with dementias and their caregivers,” the society’s board of directors wrote in a letter sent this week to Health Minister Eric Hoskins. 283 more words

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Forced to leave town to find work, nurses return thanks to jobs at Detroit hospital

A nursing couple who headed north to Sudbury to land hospital jobs after graduating in 2012 are back home with their families thanks to one of the true perks of being a nurse in Windsor — seemingly perpetual openings at Detroit’s big hospitals. 749 more words

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Mega-hospital proponents urge people to go public with their support

The co-chairs of the campaign for a new $2-billion mega-hospital are asking people to get vocal about their desire to see the project built.

“We have to create this urgency, we have to get this thing moving,” Windsor Regional Hospital’s CEO David Musyj told the Windsor Star’s editorial board on Tuesday, as he and fellow co-chair Dave Cooke expressed hope that approval to move to the second phase of the five-phase process comes some time between now and the new year. 511 more words

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Campaign urges eligible women to book mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and area health-care professionals are running a “Just Book It” campaign to encourage eligible women to schedule a mammogram. 124 more words

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Ottawa hospital site debate drags on

The fuss over the new Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital is sadly typical of how we do things in this city.

The new hospital will mean an exciting, transformative change for health care here, one that is going to cost Ottawans a lot of money. 611 more words