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URGENT NOTICE for Anson General Hospital!!!

Due to a COVID outbreak at AGH, all visits to the inpatient unit are cancelled until further notice as recommended by the Porcupine Health Unit. Designated Care Partner visits to acute care are also paused at this time.

For more information, click on the following link:

Get your COVID-19 Vaccination Receipt (Proof of Vaccination)

You can now download copies of your first and second dose vaccination receipts as proof of vaccination. Visit You will need your green health card and postal code. If you have a red and white health card or no health card, call 1-833-943-3900.

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Dr. Mara Bilibajkich Accepting New Patients!

Lady Minto Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Bilibajkich will be holding four primary care clinics per month starting Thursday, September 23rd. Dr. Bilibajkich is accepting appointments for patients not registered with a family physician (orphan patients). 

Please call the hospital at 705-272-7200, ext. 2203 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to book an appointment. If the line is busy, please leave your name and phone number and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Clinic days are:

Thursday, September 23rd    –   1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 24th           –   8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 25th      –   8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 26th         –   8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dre Mara Bilibajkich accepte de nouveaux patients!

L’hôpital Lady Minto est heureux d’annoncer que Dre Bilibajkich offrira quatre cliniques de soins primaires par mois commençant le jeudi, 23 septembre. Dre Bilibajkich prendra des rendez-vous médicaux pour des patients qui ne sont pas inscrits avec un médecin de famille (patients orphelins). 

Veuillez composer le 705-272-7200, poste 2203 du lundi au vendredi entre 8h et 16h pour faire un rendez-vous. Si la ligne téléphonique est occupée, veuillez s’il-vous-plaît laisser un message avec votre nom et numéro de téléphone et celle-ci vous contactera dans les plus brefs délais.

Les jours de clinique sont:

Le jeudi 23 septembre                      –  13h à 20h

Le vendredi 24 septembre             –  8h à 18h

Le samedi 25 septembre                 –  8h à 18h

Le dimanche 26 septembre        –  8h à 14hs

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Lady Minto Hospital Welcomes General Surgeon

CEO, Paul Chatelain, and the Board of Directors of Lady Minto Hospital are thrilled to announce the successful recruitment of General Surgeon, Dr. Shiraz Elkheir, who will officially join the Operating Room Team in October 2021!  This is welcome news for Cochrane as the Hospital will be able to continue to provide essential surgical services to the MICs communities.

Dr. Elkheir completed his postgraduate program in General Surgery in June of 2016 at McMaster University in Hamilton. Since then, Dr. Elkheir has been working in Fort Frances, and in June 2021, provided locum services in Cochrane which led to considering the vacant full-time position.  The Team is beyond thrilled that Dr. Elkheir has accepted this position and we look forward to welcoming him to the Lady Minto Hospital family.  Please join the Board and Hospital staff in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Elkheir!

L’hôpital Lady Minto accueille un chirurgien général

Paul Chatelain, directeur général des Services de santé du groupe MICs, et le conseil d’administration de l’Hôpital Lady Minto sont heureux d’annoncer le recrutement du Docteur Shiraz Elkheir, chirurgien général, qui se joindra officiellement à l’équipe de la salle d’opération en octobre 2021!  Ceci est une très bonne nouvelle pour la ville de Cochrane puisque l’hôpital sera en mesure de continuer à fournir les services chirurgicaux essentiels aux communautés desservies par les Services de santé du groupe MICs.

Le docteur Elkheir a complété son programme postdoctoral en chirurgie général en juin 2016 à l’Université McMaster de Hamilton. Depuis lors, le docteur Elkheir a travaillé à Fort Frances, et en juin 2021, a offert ses services à titre de praticien suppléant à Cochrane ce qui l’a conduit à considérer le poste vacant à temps plein.  L’équipe est ravie que le docteur Elkheir ait accepté ce poste et a hâte de l’accueillir à la famille de l’Hôpital Lady Minto. Veuillez-vous joindre au conseil d’administration et le personnel hospitalier pour souhaiter une chaleureuse bienvenue au docteur Elkheir!

Important Changes to Inpatient and Alternate Level of Care Visits

Please note the following change to our Inpatient and Alternate Level of Care (ALC/CCC) visits:

Two Designated Care Partners (DCP) will be selected by the patient and/or Substitution Decision Maker. Only one DCP will be permitted to visit the patient at a time, but both can visit daily between the hours of:

* Bingham Memorial Hospital: 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

* Lady Minto Hospital: 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

* Anson General Hospital: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Designated Care Partners for ALC/CCC visits no longer require to be tested if they are double (fully) vaccinated and post 14 days.

If unable to attest or show proof, they must continue to get tested on a weekly basis.

For any questions related to visitors, please contact the following:

AGH Ward Clerk – extension 3306

BMH Reception – extension 1000

LMH Ward Clerk – extension 2212

Dr. Gray Accepting New Patients!

Bingham Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that they have recruited Dr. Donovan Gray on a part-time basis. Dr. Gray’s area of practice will be Emergency Room medicine and Primary Care. Dr. Gray is accepting appointments for patients not registered with a family physician (orphan patient) 5 days/month. 

Please call the medical clinic at 705-273-2333, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to book an appointment.

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