Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 09:28 AM
Today for Earth Day, Southwestern Public Health is highlighting steps for safe needle disposal and other sharp litter found in our communities.
“Now that the weather has started to warm, people are again visiting community parks. But, with the snow melting, they may find discarded needles and other trash in these public spaces,” says Jacqueline Deroo, Public Health Nurse at Southwestern Public Health. “We want everyone to feel confident about what to do if they come across a needle or other hazardous...
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:22 AM
April 13, 2022Southwestern Public Health urges caution and issues recommendations for Easter celebrations
With a long weekend approaching, families across the region are gearing up for traditional family gatherings, religious services, and other community events to mark the season. For the first time in two years, there are no legislated public health measures restricting holiday gatherings.
Southwestern Public Health’s new Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ninh Tran, asks the...
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 02:17 PM
Southwestern Public Health has adjusted its COVID-19 vaccination clinics to align with provincial timelines for expanded fourth dose eligibility.
Starting April 7 at 9 a.m., the health unit’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in St. Thomas and Woodstock will welcome individuals eligible for a fourth dose on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. Visit www.swpublichealth.ca/covid19vaccine for clinic days and hours of operation, closed noon to 1 p.m. daily.
Pop-up vaccination clinics are paused between...
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:21 AM
On Friday April 1, 2022, Southwestern Public Health will move its St. Thomas COVID-19 vaccine clinic from its current Memorial Arena location to 1230 Talbot Street, the organization’s head office.
Hours of operation at 1230 Talbot Street will remain Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit the Southwestern Public Health vaccine page for current hours as well as vaccine pop-up clinic locations. Clinics will be closed April 15 and 18 for Good Friday...
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 02:34 PM
Southwestern Public Health receives fundingto prevent and reduce tobacco use in at-risk populations
Southwestern Public Health is honoured to have been selected as a recipient of the Public Health Agency of Canada’sHealthy Canadians and Communities Fund. Over one million in funds will go towards reducing barriers to smoking cessation services for at-risk populations, including marginalized and underserved populations in the Southwestern Public Health region.
Through this project, clients will work...