Loyalist Holiday Vaccination Clinic wraps up
January 8, 2022

Belleville’s Loyalist College was very busy over the holiday break helping to protect the community from COVID-19. They held a special ceremony on Friday to mark the last day of the College’s Holiday Immunization Clinic.

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Picton teen continues support for County’s hospital
November 9, 2021
County Live

Cody-Rae Fowler continues to do what she can to help keep the County’s hospital strong. The 18-year-old from Picton hosted a series of craft sales over the summer and donated $1,010 from the vendor table fees and raffles to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF). Fowler, now a first-year Practical Nursing student at Loyalist College, lent her sewing skills to the fight against the spread of the coronavirus early on in the pandemic by making and selling more than 1,750 face masks. She donated $3,210 from the mask sales in March of 2020 to PECMHF to help Back the Build for a new hospital.

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Trenton MFRC & Loyalist College hosting drive-in movie night for military families
September 9, 2021
Quinte News

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), in partnership with Personnel Support Programs, welcomes military families to join us for a night under the stars at Movie on the Block. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this annual event has adapted and transformed out of respect to our families, neighbours and community at large.

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August 5, 2021

Loyalist College and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health acknowledged the invaluable contributions of faculty, staff, students, recent graduates, and health care professionals at the College’s Regional Immunization Centre today. The Centre, which ceases operations on August 6, has administered more than 50,000 vaccines since it opened on March 1, 2021. 

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Loyalist College and Community heroes honoured in quiet ceremony
July 2, 2021
InQuinte News

Local heroes who have gone above and beyond during the COVID pandemic were recognized Thursday by the Belleville Chamber of Commerce.

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Loyalist College nursing students become COVID vaccinators before becoming graduates
May 20, 2021
QNet News

Student nurses are getting hands-on training at Loyalist College’s on-campus COVID vaccination clinic. Students from Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing and Paramedic programs are gaining experience working along with the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit‘s professionals.

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Loyalist College Students Administer COVID-19 Vaccines At Belleville Campus Vaccination Clinic
May 13, 2021

Loyalist College students began administering COVID-19 vaccines at the College’s Immunization Centre this week. Directed by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and supervised by College faculty, 22 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing and Paramedic students are working alongside health care professionals to vaccinate community members.

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Loyalist students build on their skills while helping Belleville’s COVID-19 assessment centre staff
November 27, 2020

A group of 14 students from Loyalist College’s Carpentry and Renovation Techniques and Technician programs are constructing a small insulated shelter at the Belleville COVID-19 assessment centre to give frontline workers a place to get out of the cold.

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Personal Support Worker Program Enrolment Doubles at Loyalist Bancroft Campus
July 20, 2020

As Ontario’s workforce faces employment challenges related to COVID-19, many individuals are using this time to reengage in learning by earning new credentials that will prepare them to launch or change careers.

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Weekly Radio Broadcast on Mental Health Helps Students Cope with COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2020

With in-person appointments and drop-in counselling sessions limited by COVID-19 restrictions, Loyalist College counsellors Cassie Richardson and Julie Millar have found a unique way to connect with Loyalist students during the pandemic.

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Loyalist College Paramedic Graduate adapts to life at the front lines
May 29, 2020

College graduates are facing a very different work environment in 2020.

Like many recent graduates, Bailey Meraw found her new workplace dramatically altered by COVID-19. In Meraw’s case, as a paramedic with the County of Lennox & Addington Paramedic Services and 2019 graduate of Loyalist College’s Paramedic program, her work puts her at the front lines of the pandemic every day.

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Nursing Mental Health During COVID-19
May 15, 2020

Conveying COVID-19 prevention measures has been a challenge for nurses working in mental health units.

“In these areas, you have patients who have lost touch with reality,” said Bhavik Patel, a Practical Nursing faculty member at Loyalist College. “It’s difficult for them to stay in their rooms, to self-isolate, or incorporate practices such as proper hand washing, coughing into their elbow and standing six feet apart. What may be routine for many is a constant struggle for others.” 

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Loyalist College Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduate Taps into the Power of Versatility
May 15, 2020

That’s what Amy Klomp, a 23-year-old nurse at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance – St. Marys Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ontario experienced when she and her colleagues quickly learned new protocols and implemented precautionary measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Loyalist College Practical Nursing Student Puts Community Safety First
May 14

At the end of March, Rachel Cole, a second-year Loyalist College Practical Nursing student, began applying for employment opportunities in the health care field.

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Social Distancing Sunday with Loyalist graduate Emilie Leneveu
May 1, 2020

Finding innovative ways for youth to stay connected while self-isolating was a challenge Emilie Leneveu, a Bay of Quinte social entrepreneur and youth advocate, graciously accepted.

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Volunteers at the hub of providing good food for County residents
April 26, 2020
County Live

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Loyalist College Culinary Faculty & Students Support Local Food Security Efforts
April 23

Chef Albert Ponzo is putting his cooking skills to good use by ensuring people in Prince Edward County have access to nutritional food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chef Ponzo, who teaches in Loyalist College’s Culinary Skills and Culinary Management programs, has teamed up with Food to Share, a Prince Edward County-based organization that collects locally grown produce. With the help of community volunteers like Chef Ponzo, Food to Share is able to distribute healthy meals to local food banks and families in need.

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Loyalist College paramedic students graduate early to help on the front lines
April 16, 2020

Loyalist College Paramedic Faculty Easing Fears Amid COVID-19
April 9, 2020

One of the many benefits of being a Loyalist College Paramedic student is learning from faculty who also work in the field. Faculty relay their workplace experiences to their students so they can understand industry best practices and how they evolve.

Erin Bons has been a paramedic for 14 years. In addition to teaching at Loyalist, she works with Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services. Bons has seen a shift in how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used by paramedics in pandemic times.

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Loyalist College Practical Nursing student on standby to serve amid COVID-19 crisis
April 9, 2020

Three years ago, Carmen Pham would never have guessed that she would be called upon to serve her country.

The Loyalist College Practical Nursing student joined the Canadian Forces Naval Reserve after high school, a time when she wasn’t sure which career path to choose. “I had worked at Subway all through high school, and I was looking to move on from that, but I knew I wasn’t ready to go to school again,” said Carmen.

One thing she did know – she wasn’t going to follow the standard path. “I just wanted more. To find my purpose.”

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Loyalist College Bancroft Campus Donates Supplies to QHC North Hastings Hospital
April 9, 2020

Loyalist College’s community continues to find ways to support local health care workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty and staff at Loyalist’s Bancroft campus donated masks, shoe covers, gloves, gowns, caps, protective glasses, and sanitizer, as well as 174 N95 respirators, to Quinte Health Care (QHC) North Hastings Hospital on Friday, March 27. Currently, N95 respirators are among the most in-demand pieces of protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19. Donations were sourced from the College’s Personal Support Worker program, which begins classes via alternate delivery on May 19. 

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Loyalist faculty make face shields for local COVID-19 workers
April 2, 2020

When Jeremy and Suzanne Braithwaite learned of a global face shield shortage impacting the Bay of Quinte region, they combined their skills and developed a prototype that could be made locally to protect health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Nursing in a Time of Crisis
April 1, 2020

Aramark Helping To Keep On-Campus Morale High
March 27, 2020

A bowl of soup goes a long way.

That’s what Andree Mathurin-Scott, Aramark Food Service Director at Loyalist College, says about the daily acts of generosity she and her team are delivering to keep morale high for authorized employees working on campus.

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Providing Health Checks to CFB Trenton Guests
March 27, 2020

Good afternoon,

As you may know, many of our Health Sciences faculty work locally with health care partners. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge two exceptional faculty, Nicki Armstrong (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and Patricia Munroe (Practical Nursing), who work at the Trenton Cadet Training Centre at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton.

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Loyalist College Delivers Personal Protective Equipment to Quinte Health Care
March 24, 2020

Dear College Community,

As you may be aware, there is a national shortage of health care supplies and personal protective equipment as frontline health care workers test overwhelming numbers of people for COVID-19 and care for patients. 

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