Health Sciences North

Sudbury letters: City shut out; excellent health care; bad hospital food

Sudbury Star Sudbury on the outside Green Party leader Elizabeth May was in town this week, stumping for our votes, most likely not the last of the politicians from Ottawa who will be through here in the coming weeks and never to be seen again until the next election. I am reminded of the actions […]

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Few in Sudbury have used medical assistance in dying

Sudbury Star Only a handful of Sudburians have requested medical assistance in dying, or MAID, since it became law three years ago. Despite the low demand, Mary Huska of Health Sciences North says the hospital in Sudbury is committed to keeping the process streamlined for anyone who may wish to pursue it. “I think the […]

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Sudbury briefs: More than $130,000 raised, Poutine fest returning

Sudbury Star MRI services. Postmedia Network More than $130,000 raised Health Sciences North Foundation has announced that $130,761 was raised during this year’s HSNF Golf for MRI at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club on July 11. The money will support the purchase of new magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners for Health Sciences North and […]

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‘That’s the reason why I do it’ — NHL vs. Docs scoring for local kids, families

Sudbury Star Hockey fundraiser to be held Aug. 11 Danica Pagnutti, advisor in corporate and Indigenous affairs for Vale’s Ontario operations, drops a puck for NHLers Marcus Foligno and Nick Foligno, as well as NEO Kids patient Andrew McIntyre, outside Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at a press conference […]

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Sudbury’s hospital facing bed and staff cuts, union says

Sudbury Star Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, presents the finding of the “Protecting What Matters Most” report, which checks the progress of the provincial government’s campagin promises for health care. Mia Jensen jpg, SU Ontario’s health-care system is facing more funding cuts than anticipated under the provincial government’s budget, according […]

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Sudbury doctor charged with child porn living in Belleville

Sudbury Star (File photo) A Sudbury doctor charged with possessing child pornography is staying in Belleville with strict court-imposed restrictions. Dr. Ian MacDonald was granted bail earlier this month. According to the CBC, the nephrologist was in court in Sudbury Friday, May 17, regarding several child pornography charges. MacDonald, 48, was charged with nine offences, […]

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Sudbury’s hospital, health groups hire fundraising chief

Sudbury Star A man credited with helping to lead a campaign to raise $50 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in Toronto has been tapped to lead health fundraising efforts in Greater Sudbury. Anthony Keating starts his new duties on June 24. The Health Sciences North Foundation, the Health Sciences North Volunteer Association, the […]

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Grants to boost care for cancer patients in Sudbury, northeast

Sudbury Star Can exercise speed the recovery of patients suffering from certain types of cancer? Dr. Sathish Gopalakrishnan, a medical oncologist with the Northeast Cancer Centre at Health Sciences North and an assistant professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, wants to find out. Money from the Northern Ontario Academic Medical Association will help […]

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Sudbury doctor delivers blistering attack on PET scan policies

Sudbury Star Worries new tool will be ‘obscenely under-utilized’ Construction of HSN’s Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan suite gets underway in June 2018. The suite is being built on stilts at the back of the hospital facing Paris Street. John Lappa/Sudbury Star file photo A Sudbury doctor is concerned a sophisticated new scanner being installed […]

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If you go to the ER, be prepared to wait, Sudbury’s hospital advises

Sudbury Star Photo illustration Adkasai / Getty Images/iStockphoto If you need to go to the Emergency Department at Health Sciences North, be patient. That’s the advice the hospital is giving as it “continues to experience higher than normal patient volumes in all of our departments. “We expect these high volumes to continue in the coming […]

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