Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023 04:37 PM
Despite the availability of harm reduction services in the region, the rate of all opioid-related harms in the region have been rising since 2016 and surpass the provincial rate
Following dynamic conversation about a recent feasibility study about the need for consumption and treatment services (CTS) in the Southwestern Public Health region, its Board of Health indicated unanimous support for the recommendations contained within.
“Each member of this Board witnesses almost daily the harms of the...
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 09:47 AM
Southwestern Public Health wants to identify a dog that bit someone on June 19th at approximately 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Quarter Town Line and Concession in Tillsonburg. The dog owner is described as a young/teenaged boy wearing a white t-shirt. The owner had brown/blond hair. The dog is described as medium sized black and grey with shaggy hair – likely a mixed breed. As the victim was walking past the owner and their dog, the dog turned and bite the individual on the ankle.
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023 02:13 PM
June 15, 2023
Belonging and inclusion are essential for healthy, vibrant communities.
Southwestern Public Health stands in solidarity with those promoting love, inclusivity, and kindness through events like Pride. And we are bolstered by those who speak up and speak out when they witness hateful acts taking place in our communities.
Health equity is created when individuals have a fair opportunity to reach their fullest health potential. Income, race, gender, sexuality, and education all play a...
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2023 04:13 PM
Ontario's Air Quality Health Index forecasts a high risk to air quality on June 7 and 8 in the region
Smoke from ongoing forest fires in Quebec and northeastern Ontario has impacted the air quality in several regions of Ontario, including in Elgin County and Oxford County.
On June 6, Environment Canada issued a special statement for Elgin County to advise of the risk of smoke pollution. This statement was also issued for Oxford County on June 5.
As of 1PM on June 7, the Ontario Air Quality Health...
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 08:30 AM
May 31, 2023Bird from Southwestern Public Health Region Tests Positive for West Nile Virus Protect yourself from infected mosquitoes by using bug spray with DEET and cleaning up breeding sites
Public Health Ontario has reported that the first bird to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ontario this year was found in the region served by Southwestern Public Health.
Birds testing positive for WNV are an indicator of the presence of WNV in the environment as birds can get the virus from the...
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 04:42 PM
Southwestern Public Health is seeking help to identify a dog that bit someone in Port Stanley in early May.
The incident took place at Little Creek Park (109 Old Field Line) between 11AM and 1PM on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
The dog is described as a Dachshund and was small, with a solid brown coat, short hair, with no spots or patches. The owner had two Dachshund dogs while at the park. One of the dogs escaped its leash and bit the victim.
Identifying the dog and confirming its vaccination status allows...