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Len Gillis, local journalism initiative reporter

Len Gillis, local journalism initiative reporter

Len Gillis is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter at Sudbury.com covering health care in northeastern Ontario and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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len@villagemedia.ca

Recent Work by Len

Ontario doctors speak up about the need to plan and prepare for future pandemics

Ontario doctors speak up about the need to plan and prepare for future pandemics

Docs say province needs better responses for creating vaccines and preparing for the health impacts of climate change
Ontario expands northern medical school enrollment by 71 spots

Ontario expands northern medical school enrollment by 71 spots

Allocation of more student spaces at NOSM University (formerly the Northern Ontario School of Medicine) is part of an announcement for all six medical schools in Ontario
Vaccination, masking rules still in place at Health Sciences North

Vaccination, masking rules still in place at Health Sciences North

While many COVID-19 restrictions are being eased in Ontario, hospitals still have strict controls in place
Sudbury therapist explains how music can open doors for people with neurological conditions

Sudbury therapist explains how music can open doors for people with neurological conditions

March is Music Therapy Awareness Month in Canada and the right words and melodies can make you feel better
Sudbury psychiatrist given 'advice' over medication dispute with patient

Sudbury psychiatrist given 'advice' over medication dispute with patient

Patient complained he was overprescribed certain medications and developed an addiction as a result, resulting in College of Physicians and Surgeons offering ‘advice’ to Dr. Hanumantha Rayudu Koka on prescribing benzodiazepines
Ontario spending $2.5M to build mental health and addictions facility in Sudbury

Ontario spending $2.5M to build mental health and addictions facility in Sudbury

Funding will allow Monarch Recovery Services to expand by 15 additional treatment beds and construct a new venue for mental health care
Northern medical students launch drive to supply menstrual pads to remote communities

Northern medical students launch drive to supply menstrual pads to remote communities

Second year that NOSM students work to address issue of period poverty
Ontario doctors proposing innovative medical model to handle surgery backlog

Ontario doctors proposing innovative medical model to handle surgery backlog

OMA is calling for the creation of publicly funded Integrated Ambulatory Centres
Despite easing of restrictions, COVID-19 is still out there cautions Health Unit

Despite easing of restrictions, COVID-19 is still out there cautions Health Unit

Even with precautions being lifted, the health unit can still issue new restrictions if there is a serious increase in COVID case counts
Phased-in approach being used as Health Sciences North ramps up surgeries

Phased-in approach being used as Health Sciences North ramps up surgeries

Lifting of pandemic restrictions means Ontario hospitals can end pause on surgeries and other medical procedures