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News & Updates on Hotel Dieu Shaver

Your source for the latest Hotel Dieu Shaver news, updates, and publications.

Media Inquires

Direct all media questions to our Communications Department:

Dean Lorenz, Director, Communications & Public Relations

905.685.1381 ext. 84826

Community Flu Clinics in Niagara

Oct 22nd, 2020

Click here to get information on Niagara's community flu clinics.

Change to Visitation Hours

Oct 14th, 2020

Effective October 19th, 2020 there will be changes to our evening visiting time blocks.

The SPIRIT - October 2020

Oct 7th, 2020

The SPIRIT - October 2020

2019-2020 Annual Report

Sep 22nd, 2020

We are pleased to share the highlights and accomplishments of our last fiscal year with you.

Updated Visitation Policy & Hours

Aug 25th, 2020

Read to learn more about Hotel Dieu Shaver's updated visitation policy and hours during COVID-19.

Patient visiting hours suspended as second healthcare worker tests positive

Jul 27th, 2020

At Hotel Dieu Shaver (HDS) a second healthcare worker in as many weeks has tested positive for COVID-19.

HDS healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19

Jul 19th, 2020

One staff member at Hotel Dieu Shaver has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating at home. At this point, there are no other known cases within the hospital involving either staff or patients.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre confirms CEO

Jun 5th, 2020

The Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre Board of Trustees is pleased to confirm the appointment of Lynne Pay as the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer. Anne Atkinson, Board Chair and Dr. Robert Stewart, President of The Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph of the Hotel Dieu of St. Catharines confirmed the appointment today.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Receives $1.15 Million as Part of Government’s Investment in Hospital Infrastructure

Dec 18th, 2019

This morning at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines site, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced a government investment of $175 million to help hospitals across Ontario maintain infrastructure to ensure safe...

He won’t quit: NOTL author chronicles life’s ups and downs

Nov 28th, 2019

Meet Mike Keenan, an NOTL author and past patient of Hotel Dieu Shaver.

The SPIRIT Newsletter - November 2019 Edition

Nov 27th, 2019

Please click on the link below to view the latest edition of The SPIRIT newsletter - November 2019.

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Director of Communications and Public Relations Appointment

Nov 6th, 2019

We are very pleased to advise that Mr. Dean Lorenz will be joining Hotel Dieu Shaver as Director of Communications and Special Projects.

Dean holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (marketing major), and is a Communications and ...

Highly Integrated Rehabilitation Outreach Service

Oct 11th, 2019

Last week the Provincial Government announced a significant investment in a program designed to improve patient flow, provide safe discharges and better connect patients with rehabilitation services in the community. In partnership with Niagara Health, Hotel Dieu Shaver will be part of an OT/PT team that will provide assessment and rehabilitation treatment to patients at Niagara Health acute-care sites.

The Niagara Ontario Health Team - Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara

Oct 10th, 2019

The provincial government’s Ministry of Health has announced a new vision for health care in Ontario. A key element of their strategy involves setting up Ontario Health Teams, or OHTs, which the government has defined as groups of care providers and organizations that are clinically and financially accountable for delivering a full and coordinated continuum of care to a defined population.

The SPIRIT Newsletter - September 2019 Edition

Sep 27th, 2019

Please click on the link below to view the latest edition of The SPIRIT newsletter - Summer 2019.

The SPIRIT - September 2019

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre Planning Grant Update

Sep 23rd, 2019

As you will recall, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Infrastructure attended the Hospital in February of 2019 to confirm that Hotel Dieu Shaver would be receiving a planning grant for expansion of our inpatient beds.

Employee Spotlight - Lynne Pay

Aug 6th, 2019

What is your current position/role? I am the Vice President of Corporate Services and am currently honoured to be also serving as the Interim CEO for the Hotel Dieu Shaver.

The SPIRIT Newsletter- Summer 2019 edition

Aug 2nd, 2019

Check out the Summer 2019 edition of The SPIRIT newsletter!

Niagara Ontario Health Team selected to move forward with full application

Jul 18th, 2019

Hotel Dieu Shaver is pleased to share with you that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced that Niagara has been approved to move forward to submit a full application for an Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital receives over $662,000 from its Foundation

Jun 13th, 2019

On Thursday, June 13, the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation presented Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre with a cheque for $662,040.74 for the hospital’s 2018-2019 equipment and programming needs. The presentation was made at the Foundation’s annual Pasta Dinner and donor recognition event which saw over 430 staff, patients, volunteers and community members.

Hotel Dieu Shaver's 2018-2019 Annual Report

Jun 12th, 2019

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre and its Foundation are pleased to share its 2018-2019 Annual Report.

Employee - Meet John Attard

May 14th, 2019

John will be retiring from Hotel Dieu Shaver on May 17th, 2019.

Current Position:  I was hired by Niagara Rehab as the Professional Practice Leader, Speech Language Pathology in 1997.  Since 2013 I...

Hotel Dieu Shaver Receives Top Scores in Employee and Physician Survey

May 2nd, 2019

Employee and Physician Engagement Surveys were conducted at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre from October 24th to November 30th, 2018 using Metrics@Work, a provider of organizational measurement and consulting. The results revealed that Hotel Dieu Shaver scored above average for 25 out of 25 healthcare comparators (25 organizations and 30,000 survey respondents).

Hotel Dieu Shaver Celebrates $1,000,000 milestone from Auxiliary

Apr 12th, 2019

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre honoured its 121 dedicated Auxiliary and volunteer members at its annual appreciation luncheon held Friday, April 12th at Club Roma in St. Catharines. At the luncheon, the hospital’s Auxiliary announced its total amount in donations was $1,075,524 since Hotel Dieu Shaver’s formation in 2005.

Volunteer - Meet Mikkayla

Apr 12th, 2019

Mikkayla is currently studying Psychology at Brock University and volunteering with the Outpatient Stroke Program in the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab at Hotel Dieu Shaver. Mikkayla has been volunteering at Hotel Dieu S...

The SPIRIT Newsletter - April 2019

Apr 11th, 2019

For the latest news on Hotel Dieu Shaver - April 2019.

Request for Public Feedback - HDS Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Mar 27th, 2019

In accordance with the Excellent Care for All Act, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre recommends an amendment to its Patient Rights and Responsibilities (in italics). Hotel Dieu Shaver makes every effort to build our facility on the principle of mutual respect and would like to update its current Patient Rights and Responsibilities to reflect our beliefs. Hotel Dieu Shaver would appreciate the public consult on the proposed changes.

2018 Public Sector Salary Disclosure

Mar 26th, 2019

In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is publishing a list of employees who earned over $100,000 in salary and taxable benefits during the previous calendar year.

The SPIRIT - March 2019

Mar 18th, 2019

The SPIRIT Newsletter - March 2019 Edition

HDS Accredited with Exemplary Standing

Mar 7th, 2019

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre has been awarded a four year accreditation With Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.

3rd Annual Update in Rehabilitation Medicine

Feb 28th, 2019

Hotel Dieu Shaver hosted its 3rd Annual Update in Rehabilitation Medicine.

Celebrity Ice Cup Scores Big for Hotel Dieu Shaver

Feb 24th, 2019

On behalf of the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation, the Board of Directors, and patients, we want to thank our generous sponsors, the countless volunteers, including our incredible staff, who helped make the 2019 Celebrity Ice Cup a success.  To the 18 teams who worked tirelessly to raise funds for Hotel Dieu Shaver - we thank you for your dedication and hard work in ensuring that our facility has the equipment needed to empower our patients to reach their optimal level of health and well-being.

Expanding Rehabilitation Care in the Niagara Region

Feb 8th, 2019

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, were at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre today to announce a $500,000 planning grant for the proposed expansion of rehabilitation beds.

The SPIRIT - January 2019

Jan 9th, 2019

CLICK HERE for the January 2019 edition of The SPIRIT newsletter.


Meet Celine: 2018 Christmas Campaign Feature Patient Story

Nov 14th, 2018

Celine is adamant to make the best of what she is given. "I’m so thankful to Hotel Dieu Shaver for giving me this part of my life back. People don’t think about the future. But they need to, and they need to know that Hotel Dieu Shaver is there to help."

The SPIRIT - November 2018 Edition

Nov 14th, 2018

Please CLICK HERE to read the November 2018 Edition of The SPIRIT newsletter.


The SPIRIT - October 2018 Edition

Oct 10th, 2018

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Meet Bernadette

Oct 2nd, 2018

“I appreciate what Hotel Dieu Shaver has done for me. I didn’t know anything about the programs and services and the patients that are helped here. It’s the best place to get back on your feet.”

The SPIRIT - September 2018 Edition

Sep 13th, 2018

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NOW ACCEPTING PATIENTS: Rankin Family Cancer Rehab Program

Sep 7th, 2018

NOW ACCEPTING PATIENTS: Are you or a loved one an oncology patient who have completed their treatment within the last 3 months, or who are under consideration for treatment and have been identified for being at risk for functional decline post cancer treatment?