Community Health Updates

July 15, 2020

Walk-in clinic owners give out 25,000 masks after fielding calls from patients without

Link to story on CBC.ca by Joe Pavia – Jul 15,2020 “Patients called the clinic requesting masks after mandatory regional bylaw The owners of three walk-in clinics in Waterloo and Kitchener are distributing 25,000 disposable masks to people who need them. Rex Mohammed says he and his wife, Meera, took action after receiving a number

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July 14, 2020

Walk-in clinic owners handing out free masks

Link to story in Waterloo Chronicle by Johanna Weidner – Jul 14, 2020 “Disposable mask available to anyone who can’t afford one now that they’re mandatory in Waterloo Region WATERLOO REGION — Free face masks are being handed out by the owners of three local walk-in clinics, including a COVID-19 testing site. They bought 25,000

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May 22, 2020

Ex-ambulances being used to bring people to COVID-19 assessment centre

Link to story on CTV News by Nicole Lampa – May 22, 2020 “KITCHENER — A COVID-19 assessment and testing centre in Waterloo is offering a free service to make it easier for residents with transportation issues to get tested. An old ambulance has become a free ride for those like Lina Roult, who  was

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May 21, 2020

Residents with transportation issues offered free rides to COVID-19 clinic

Link to story by CTV News by Nicole Lampa – May 21, 2020 “WATERLOO — Those running the COVID-19 assessment and testing centre in Waterloo are offering a service that is making a big difference. Mohamed teamed up with an area doctor to create the assessment centre, and originally rented a private limo service, but

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May 7, 2020

Why is it important to talk about the advance directives at the end of life care?

The greatest passion of any medical professional is to cure their patients. The technological advancements at present have added a lot to the medical science and we have a variety of improved options for treatment, diagnosis, and prognosis of many diseases. Today, people consider doctors as their heroes and they believe that the present medical

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Is it COVID-19 or your imagination? The effects of isolation on the mental health of people! 

Any pandemic or a disease outbreak is one of the greatest tests of any society. This hard time brings unusual inconveniences and adversities for the people living in the threatened area. Global pandemics lead to greater v2astation. They have long-term effects on almost all the sectors of life across the world. From declining the economy

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April 27, 2020

COVID 19 and its comparison to past pandemic outbreaks

Every pandemic comes with different life-long lessons for the whole world! It is the time of hardship and adversity, where the entire globe suffers from a greater crisis. Every outbreak challenges the world in a different way, confronting the experts with cerebral tests and trials. Today, all the people across the world are threatened with

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April 6, 2020

Two new COVID-19 assessment clinics opening in Waterloo Region

Link to story on CTV News by Jennifer K. Baker – Apr 6, 2020 “KITCHENER — The Region of Waterloo announced Monday that it is opening two new COVID-19 assessment clinics. One has been set up at the Westmount Walk-In Clinic, at 50 Westmount Road North in Waterloo. Public Health says the site will serve

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March 12, 2020

Testing for COVID-19 in hospitals ‘not a sustainable solution’

Link to story on Kitchener Today by Ben Eppel – Mar 12, 2020 “The goal is to open community assessment centres as the Region implements its Pandemic Response Plan Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. Blair Adams/KitchenerToday COVID-19 was finally declared a pandemic on Wednesday as cases of the new coronavirus continue to increase globally. That

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December 14, 2016

New Westmount walk-in clinic hopes to alleviate pressure on local emergency rooms

Link to story on Waterloo Chronicle by Samantha Beattie – Dec 14, 2016 “A new walk-in clinic in Waterloo will help students, seniors and everyone in between avoid the emergency room. “We’re just so excited about what’s happening here today, it’s something every community dreams about, having more medical facilities and better medical facilities,” said

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