Seeking health-care over the holidays
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 01:00 PM
The Brant Community Healthcare System, which operates Brantford General Hospital and the Willett urgent-care centre in Paris, is urging residents not to be afraid of accessing...
Program supports people living with mental health, addictions issues
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 02:05 PM
The Brant Community Healthcare System offers programs and care for people living with mental health and addiction issues to help them cope in their daily lives. Click here to read...
Eight local people being treated in hospital for COVID-19
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 03:11 PM
Eight local people with COVID-19 are being treated in hospital, according to the Brant County Health Unit. Two of those people are in intensive care at Brantford General Hospital...
Local nurse recognized as champion for organ donations
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 12:20 PM
Becoming an organ and tissue donor can mean a lifesaving transplant operation for someone in need. For those considering this option, Barb Longo is a source of inspiration...
COVID-19 outbreak declared at BGH
Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 04:00 PM
A COVID-19 outbreak on the surgical unit at Brantford General Hospital was declared Thursday after a health-care worker and a patient tested positive. For more information read...
Local health team gets provincial approval
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 04:38 PM
Brantford-Brant is one of 13 new Ontario Health Teams approved this week by the province in a bid streamline patient care between home settings, hospitals and long-term care.
BCHS volunteer pleased to be back helping patients
Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:57 AM
As a dedicated Brant Community Healthcare System volunteer, David Kirk is not about to let the coronavirus pandemic slow him. To read the full article click here.
A Message for Patients and Families about Surgical Care at Brant Community Healthcare System
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:38 PM
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you or a loved one are scheduled for surgery or procedure in the coming weeks at either Brantford General Hospital or The Willett Paris, we want you to...
Health unit reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19
Posted on Saturday, November 07, 2020 03:35 PM
The Brant County Health Unit is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the community. For more information click here.
Four new cases of COVID-19 in Brantford-Brant
Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 10:59 AM
The Brant County Health Unit reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. To read more click here.
BGH 'close' to resolving autoclave issue
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 05:18 PM
A problem with the system that sterilizes hospital instruments continues at the Brantford General Hospital. For more information click here.
No lines with new online booking system
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 04:34 PM
Testing at Brantford’s COVID-19 assessment centre at the civic centre auditorium is processing about 240 people a day without the long lineups that were seen in September. For...
Neonatal intensive care available close to home
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 04:44 PM
Each year, about 250 families throughout Brantford, Brant County and nearby communities receive specialized care for newborns at Brantford General Hospital’s neonatal intensive...
Brantford-Brant so far in 'protect' tier of province's new COVID-19 framework
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 09:51 AM
Brantford and Brant County may fall under the yellow, or “Protect” tier, of the province’s new COVID-19 response framework announced Tuesday. For more information click here.
No new cases of COVID-19 reported by health unit
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 03:40 PM
No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported by the Brant County Health Unit for the second consecutive day. The number of active cases, those that considered infectious,...
Surgeries cancelled over BGH autoclave problem
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 05:52 PM
More than 160 elective surgeries were cancelled over the last week at Brantford General Hospital as management tries to solve a problem with machines that sterilize surgical equipment....
Know signs of stroke and act FAST
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 01:00 PM
It's important to know the signs of a stroke and seek emergency care if needed. Read the full article.
Four more cases of COVID-19 reported by Brant health unit
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020 02:12 PM
The Brant County Health Unit reported four new cases of coronavirus on Monday. According to the health unit, there are currently 12 active cases in Brantford-Brant, meaning...
Two more local cases of COVID-19
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020 01:10 PM
Two more positive cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Brant County Health Unit on Thursday. There are currently 10 active cases of the virus being reported, meaning those...
Safe Beds program to be launched
Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 03:13 PM
Downtown Brantford is the site of the area’s first Safe Beds program. The program, which is led and operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association, provides support and a place...
Three more local cases of COVID-19 reported by health unit
Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:19 PM
Three more positive cases of COVID-19 are being reported by the Brant County Health Unit on Wednesday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases among Brantford and...
Residents urged to 'stay the course' in COVID-19 fight
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 05:43 PM
Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke is urging residents to shake off COVID-19 fatigue and “stay the course” in the fight against the virus. There have been 32,970 COVID-19 tests conducted...
Province announces funding for addictions, mental-health programs
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 06:08 PM
The provincial government is providing just over $300,000 in funding to improve mental health services in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River. For more information...
Health unit reports two new cases of COVID-19
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 05:14 PM
The Brant County Health Unit reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The new cases bring to 200 the number of positive tests in Brantford-Brant since the pandemic...
Hospitals work together to prepare for second wave
Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 12:56 PM
What if? For many months, that question has been on the minds of hospital administrators, physicians and board members of the Brant Community Healthcare System, which operates...