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Time to step up

publisher Sep 20, 2017 - 9:57am

The Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation is hoping the community’s overwhelming generosity continues as it wraps up an important leg of a half-million dollar fundraising campaign.

“Back in the latter part of June, we had someone, a local patron, who told that us that whatever we could raise during those last two weeks (of the month), and in July, August and September, he would match...up to a maximum of $100,000,” HGHM Foundation Board chairman Barry MacDonald told The News this week.

“So we’re trying to get the word out that this is the last couple of weeks to get those matching donations, so any contributions made by the end of September will be doubled.”

To date, the matching donations have totalled $79,000.

Murder charge laid after dying man left at hospital

publisher Jun 7, 2017 - 8:37am

Two men have been charged after a dying man was left at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.

Facing charges of second degree murder and production of marijuana is 61-year-old Tri Minh Hoang, of Montréal.

Anh Quang Nguyen, 29, of Ottawa, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and production of cannabis.

Both accused men were remanded into custody and will next appear June 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

June 5, at 7:20 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to the hospital where occupants of a white Honda Odyssey had dropped off a male suffering from a life threatening physical injury and then fled the area.

The victim, 29-year-old Khanh Nguyen, of Ottawa, was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.  

At approximately 7:45 p.m., police observed the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on County Road 34 in South Glengarry Township where the two male occupants were arrested and taken into custody.

The SD&G OPP Crime Unit is seeking any witnesses with information on this homicide and will be continuing with the investigation, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at the SD&G detachment at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Dying man left at hospital

publisher Jun 6, 2017 - 11:46am

Police are seeking the public’s assistance after two men drove off after leaving a dying man  at the Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.

At 7:25 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment officers were dispatched to the hospital, where two suspects had left the man who was suffering from a life-threatening injury and then fled. The victim, a 29-year-old from Ottawa, was pronounced dead shortly later.

The suspect vehicle, a white Honda Odyssey with Québec licence plates, was located a short time later. The two men, ages 57 and 29, have been arrested and are currently in custody. No charges have been laid at this time.

Investigators are seeking any witnesses or information to this incident.

At this time, the name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification and a post-mortem examination.

The investigation into this death is continuing by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online here.

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Have your say

publisher Mar 23, 2017 - 12:44pm

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital holds an information session Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the courtyard boardroom to discuss physician-assisted death. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is a situation where a medical professional provides or administers medication that intentionally brings about a patient's death, at the request of the patient.

The patient must be a competent adult, suffering from a "grievous and irremediable medical condition" that causes the person to endure suffering that is intolerable.

If you plan to attend the meeting, RSVP to Jen Mattice at 613.525.2222 x4104 or by e-mailing jmattice@hgmh.on.ca

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Hospital overload

publisher Jan 13, 2017 - 12:38pm

The Cornwall Community Hospital's occupancy rate is at 138 per cent.

To accommodate this overflow, patients are being admitted to the hallway, in off-service units, others are being transferred and as a last resort, some surgeries may be postponed.
The public can help by avoid visiting loved ones in the hospital if feeling unwell.
Keep the emergency department for true emergencies. Symptoms of the flu or gastro are manageable at home with plenty of rest, liquid and over the counter medication, unless complications arise or symptoms are severe.
Respect the other patients who require the bed by ensuring timely transportation when patients are discharged.

For the last six weeks, the acute care occupancy rate at CCH has been well over 100 per cent.

Probe HGMH morale: CUPE

richard Nov 17, 2015 - 3:31pm

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has asked the provincial government to investigate "very disturbing" complaints about the work environment at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital. The union alleges the Alexandria hospital has high turnover and low staff morale. About 115 workers have quit in the last eight years. But the hospital CEO maintains the union's concerns are unwarranted.
Read about it in the November 18 edition of The Glengarry News.

Life-saving probe

richard May 20, 2015 - 9:08am

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital RN Micheline Jeaurond shows how a colonoscopy probe works. The public had a chance to look behind the screens during an open house held last week to mark the Alexandria hospital's 50th anniversary.
Read about it in the May 20 edition of The Glengarry News.

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NABKAR

richard Apr 15, 2015 - 4:51pm

NABKAR is the name for "different" races the Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital is organizing in June in Alexandria. Read about this wacky event in the April 15 edition of The News.