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    District stroke centre now in St. Thomas

    St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is now home to one of four district stroke centres in the South West LHIN. As of April 2016, the district stroke centre is a specialized unit on D Wing of the Continuing Care Centre, dedicated to providing both acute and rehabilitative care for all stroke patients. “In this new integrated model, our stroke patients… Read more »

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    Aging with dignity in long-term care

    One gentleman living in long-term care in Elgin County now quietly enjoys his meals with his wife thanks to the Behavioural Supports Ontario team and its patient-centred strategy. The team’s approach saw the man’s verbal aggression significantly decrease, allowing both him and other residents to enjoy their meals. The team studied the resident’s social history, worked with the family and made alternate arrangements… Read more »

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    Changing the DIE-alogue on palliative care

    Discussing end of life issues can make many people uncomfortable, but a new event in Elgin County is changing the way we talk about death and dying. The Elgin Palliative Care Collaborative and Oxford Elgin Palliative Care Outreach Teams have launched a series of free events called DIE-alogue sessions. Each session offers discussion on end of life issues, education on palliative care,… Read more »