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Date updated: October 9, 2019

Delirium Isn’t ‘Just Part of Getting Older’- What you need to know

As many as half of hospital patients age 65 and older develop delirium. Once thought of as something ordinary — something that “just happens” to people as they get older — today, geriatricians and hospitals across the U.S. recognize the dangers of delirium and are increasingly creating programs and protocols to prevent, detect and treat it. Delirium…

Western Health. Are you Experiencing an Ethical Problem?

The Western Health Ethics Consultation Service can support individuals in working through ethical issues. This service is available for patients, residents, families, staff, or anyone who needs help in making ethical decisions about health care. The discussion is led by an ethics team who meet to talk about the ethical issue. If you are unsure…

Western Region CHANNAL Activities

Western Region CHANNAL is a Community agency led by people who live with mental illness/mental health issues. CHANNAL offers one on one peer support, group peer support and public education and training.   CHANNAL’s office in the Western Region is located at 106-108 Carolina Drive, Suite 1, Stephenville, NL, A2N 2S4 Western Region CHANNAL serves the Bay St.…

Western Health Community Asset Listing reports for seven Primary Health Care areas

Western Health has completed  Community Asset Listing reports for seven Primary Health Care areas within the region. A community asset is anything that can be used to improve the quality of community life. Any positive aspect of the community is an asset that can be used to develop effective solutions. Community assets include:  a specific person…

Options – Your Sexual Health Centre (Corner Brook)

Options Sexual Health Centre is a working group dedicated to establishing a Sexual Health Centre in Corner Brook, NL Options works with the provincial chapter of Planned Parenthood Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre. This non-profit charitable organization promotes positive sexual health through education, community partnership, information and services within an environment that supports and…

Western Health – The Corner Brook Wellness Collaborative

The Corner Brook Wellness Collaborative, Western Health,  is offering a new service designed to meet the highest needs of residents in the Corner Brook/Bay of Islands area. If you meet all of the following criteria and still do not have a family doctor you qualify for this service: • You reside in the Corner Brook/Bay…

Western Health. Person-and Family-Centred Care

Person-and Family-Centred Care (PFCC) refers to  where clients, patients, residents, and their families work together with a regional health care provider to improve health care. In PFCC, the word person refers to clients, patients, and residents who use the services of Western Health. PFCC is a philosophy of care that ensure the person and their families…

Western Health. Falls Prevention – Finding Balance

There are a number of factors that can contribute to falls. Finding Balance is an awareness campaign targeted for adults over the age of 55 living in the Western Health region. It focuses on real life strategies that older adults can use to lower their risk of falling. The three key messages are: Keep Active…

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