News Centre -successful year for our delivery of Patient and Family Centred Care
"Another year is now behind us and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to spend a few moments reflecting on the past year. Once again, our leadership team has delivered a ‘balanced budget.’ This is a commendable feat, given that our provincial contribution has declined, many wages have gone up, and we have not pulled back on any of our programs and services..."
Excerpt from WPSHC Board Chair Cheryl Ward's report to the Corporation Annual Meeting. Read more in the News Centre 2014 AGM special edition.
Auxiliary members honoured for exceptional service and dedication
Six members of the WPSHC Auxiliary were recognized for long and special service to health care during the organization’s Annual General Meeting last week. Honorary Life Membership Certificates were present to Orla Thurston, Ida Clairmont, Gretl Feller, Shirley Gilbert, Irene Bosley, and Jean Piitz. The new Life Members were congratulated by Hospital Auxiliary Association of Ontario President Elen MacMillan, new WPSHC Auxiliary President Carla Cusiter, and Past-president Olive Duggan.
Congratulations and thank you for your enduring contribution to our delivery of patient and family centred care.
Support Richard's Run - a Foundation summer FUNd raiser!
July 1 through July 9, WPSHC staff member Richard Bernard is running the perimeter of the health centre's catchment area. Yes, the entire 10,000 square kilometers!
Richard will be collecting donations as he runs through Mactier, Rosseau, Whitestone, Port Loring, Britt, Pointe au Baril, Carling, and Nobel - until finally on the 9th day he runs into the Moose FM Radio studios during the annual radio-a-thon.
Please pledge to support Richard’s Run!
OHA points to need for capacity planning
Ontario’s health care system is facing significant challenges, and given how interdependent the health system is, it is essential to immediately implementprovince-wide capacity planning, including hospital based care, and aggressively increase funding for community services, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) said in a statement released last week.
“While there is always more work to do, Ontario’s hospitals have become highly efficient in recent years,” said OHA President and CEO Anthony Dale. “At the same time, they continue to experience growing demands for service and relentless pressure to bend down the rate of cost growth. Under these circumstances, it is essential that all Parties
commit to aggressively creating much greater capacity in health services outside of hospitals in order to ease pressures on emergency rooms and reduce wait times for discharge