Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021 01:03 PM
On September 9, the Southwestern Public Health Board of Health accepted a notice of retirement from Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health.
Dr. Lock has made considerable contributions to the health and well-being of all those living in Oxford County, Elgin County, and the City of St. Thomas since joining public health in 2014. Throughout Dr. Lock’s tenure with SWPH, she further established critical relationships within primary care, hospitals, and the larger health...
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2021 12:06 PM
A new dog biting incident has taken place in the Southwestern Public Health region.
The incident took place in the early morning of September 1 between 2:00 and 2:30 a.m. in St. Thomas. The location was Centre Street, between Queen and Metcalfe Streets. The dog was being walked by a male when it bit another person. The owner noted that the dog was a rescue. The dog is described as medium to large, with floppy ears.
Southwestern Public Health is seeking information about the incident to locate the...
Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2021 03:05 PM
Southwestern Public Health is looking for additional information related to a dog biting incident at Victoria Park Community Centre in Ingersoll.
On Monday, September 6, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an off-leash dog began chasing another dog. A male bystander attempted to help the owner harness the dog and was bit in the process. The dog is described as tan coloured, likely a Sheppard-husky mix. The owner of the dog is female aged in her 20s or 30s.
If you have any information about this incident,...
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 11:10 AM
Do you need a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Receipt?
Many people are looking for an electronic or print copy of their COVID-19 vaccination receipt now that the Ontario government has announced vaccination passports are required for certain indoor settings as of September 22.
With your postal code and green Ontario health card, you can print or download your receipt at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca. If you have a red and white health card or no health card, call 1-833-943-3900.
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:09 PM
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma around drug-related death and remember those we have lost due to this tragedy. It also acknowledges the grief felt by family and friends of those who have died due to an overdose.
International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
A recent report has shown that opioid overdose deaths have surged in Ontario...
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:16 PM
Southwestern Public Health is hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics to encourage a healthy start to the school year.
As of August 25, 66% of individuals aged 12-19 have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and only 54% have been fully vaccinated. With less than two weeks remaining before the start of school, increasing these rates is critical for preventing COVID-related absences from in-class learning.
“We can all agree that students belong in the classroom. We...