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Emergency department doctor shortage

publisher May 24, 2019 - 10:40am

Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is experiencing a temporary shortage of Emergency Department Physicians.

“Our current doctors are working extra shifts to ensure proper coverage and care to our community, and we have several new recruits starting July 1, including two from the Hospital Foundation’s “Adopt a Medical Resident” program,” the CCH says.

“Every attempt is made to match our Emergency Department (ED) schedule to patient arrival patterns, but this is never fully predictable. It is during the morning and early afternoon hours that most patients arrive in our ED, and this is where we concentrate our staffing. In the late-night hours, our volume of new patients is low, and there are fewer doctors on duty. During the overnight hours, the ED staff are busy with ambulances and critically ill patients.”

“While we do our best to see everyone that presents to the Emergency Department quickly, patients with less urgent conditions may have longer waits. Moving a doctor from daytime to the night would result in much longer daytime waits, affecting many more people.”

“It may benefit the community to understand that less urgent conditions will be more efficiently seen during morning and early afternoon hours. In fact, during the day we have up to four doctors on duty. We want everyone to know that we always strive to provide the best care possible in a timely way. If your condition is less severe, the wait time will likely be better during the day when we have higher staffing levels,” the CCH says.

Washer Tossing Tournament at Alexandria Dome Saturday in support of hospital foundation

sean Feb 22, 2019 - 1:43pm

The second annual Alexandria Washer Tournament, in support of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation, will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, at the dome, running from 11 a.m. through approximately 6 p.m. Munchies and a cash bar will be available, and there's also a supper available.

Team/player registration will start at 10:30 a.m.

For the uninitiated, a washer tournament is a ring-tossing competition. First- and second-place prizes will be awarded.

washer tournament set-up

Photo gallery: Habs versus Glens alumni hockey game

sean Oct 30, 2018 - 8:04pm

Last weekened, the Montreal Canadiens alumni team took on the Alexandria Glens alumni in a fundraiser for our hospital's foundation. A packed Palace took in the action, and we have the story and photos in the Oct. 31 edition of The Glengarry News.

You can re-live the action through our online image gallery here.

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The Habs press their offensive attack against the Glens alumni. (Sean Bray photo)

Limited standing room, VIP tickets remain for Canadiens alumni game

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 11:49pm

With regular seating sold out, limited standing room tickets in the arena and in the hall at the glass (elevator accessible) will be available at the door for Saturday's special hockey game fundraiser in support of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital foundation. These tickets cost $45.

As of this posting, just 10 VIP tickets remain available. These include dinner and dessert before the game, and meet & greet with the Habs alumni after the game. Cost is $85. Dinner starts at 5 p.m.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

As a little bonus, there will be a tykes mini-game between the first and second periods of the alumni game.

The hockey action features alumni of the Montreal Canadiens taking on a group of Alexandria Glens alumni. For roster details, see this earlier post.

Canadiens vs Glens alumni hockey game on Oct. 27

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 5:07pm

Alumni of the Montreal Canadiens will be skating against Alexandria Glens alumni in hockey action on Oct. 27, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria.

The tentative rosters have been announced and can be viewed in this post on Sports in the Glens.

The evening is a fundraiser for the foundation of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital.

Rosters announced for Oct. 27 Canadiens vs Glens alumni game in Alexandria

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 5:01pm

In support of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria will host a hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., featuring alumni of the Montreal Canadiens versus an Alexandria Glens alumni team.

Here are the rosters of players scheduled to be involved.

Montreal Canadiens alumni team

#6 Oleg Petrov

#9 Doug Brown*

#19 Leo Seguin*

#21 Guy Carbonneau

#25 Mathieu Dandenault

#26 Pierre Dagenais

#27 Gilbert Delorme

#29 Jesse Belanger

#30 Chris Nilan

#47 Marc André Bergeron

#71 Patrice Brisebois

#84 Guillaume Latendresse

#33 Richard Sévigny (G)
Coach: Yvon Lambert

Assistant Coach: Frank Papineau

* note: These local individuals claimed two available spots to play on the Canadiens roster.

Alexandria Glens alumni team

#5 Chancey Lajoie

#7 Serge Picard

#9 Troy Stonier

#10 Serge Bellefeuille

#11 Nick Michaud

#12 Rob Mcdonald

#17 Darcy MacDonell

#18 Luc Lanthier

#19 Joel Trottier

#24 Mark Leblanc

#26 Ian Monfils

#28 Alistair MacDonald

#47 Frankie Morris

#73 Karl Hehn

#91 Drew McMillan

#30 Jacques Massie (G)

#33 Roch Gauthier (G)

#43 Julien Vanden Oetelaar (G)
Coach: Alain Giroux

Assistant Coach: John Hope

Referee: Jamie Lavigne    
Linesmen: Dan Pidgeon and Stephen McDonald

Canadiens alumni to skate at Palace vs Glens alumni on Oct. 27

sean Oct 23, 2018 - 1:37pm

On Saturday, Oct. 27, alumni of the Montreal Canadiens will skate at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria against a team of Glens alumni. The action is set for a 7 p.m. start.

The event is a fundraiser for the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets are available by contacting the foundation or North Glengarry Recreation.

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Members of the Glens alumni team get in a practice session. (Sean Bray photo)

Winchester hospital not affected by cancer drug problems

publisher Aug 22, 2018 - 2:28pm

Winchester District Memorial Hospital has completed a full assessment of how chemotherapy drugs are given to cancer patients at the Brian Hough Chemotherapy Unit and has confirmed that all medication has been administered properly.

Cancer Care Ontario asked all 74 Ontario hospitals that deliver cancer drug treatments to review their procedures due to concerns related to three specific cancer drugs - Pembrolizumab, Nivolumab and Panitumumab. In 28 of those hospitals, it was found that some patients didn't receive proper dosing due to small amounts of the drug remaining in the IV tubing.

WDMH is not one of those 28 hospitals. WDMH is the largest satellite cancer centre in the region. Last year, there were 2,373 cancer clinic visits to WDMH.