Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "December 2019"

Rubidge RR – Respiratory & Enteric – new Outbreak and Fairhaven LTC – Outbreak Over – Outbreak Alert #061

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 27, 2019

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date:  2019-12-27 Time:  2:30 pm (Alert #061)

Peterborough Public Health Issues First Frostbite Alert of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2019

Frostbite Alert: forecasted nightly wind chill values of -30 or lower from Wednesday, December 18 to the morning of Thursday, December 19.

Peterborough Public Health Remembers Dr. Garry Humphreys, Former Medical Officer of Health

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2019

Dr. Humphreys a Lifelong Champion of Local Public Health Peterborough Public Health wishes to acknowledge the important public health legacy of Dr. Garry Humphreys who passed away on December 13, 2019.  Dr. Humphreys served as Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough City and County for more than 19 years from 1984-1986 and again from 1991-2008. […]

PPH Holiday Hours

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 24 – open until 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 25 – CLOSED Thursday, December 26 – CLOSED Tuesday, December 31 – open until 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – CLOSED Please note that PPH remains on call to respond to public health emergencies 24/7

December 11, 2019 – Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 13, 2019

Recognition of PPH Staff Dr. Salvaterra gave a presentation honouring three of Peterborough Public Health’s staff for their many years of dedicated service: Kerri Tojcic (25 years), Anne Gallant (25 years), and Tracey Stevens (30 years). The Board of Health shared their appreciation for the significant contributions of each longstanding staff member to local public […]

December – Public Health System Reset Welcomed

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 10, 2019

Boards of health, municipalities and public health workers received some good news recently from the province. Both the Premier and the Minister of Health shared publicly their intent to step back from previous announcements to transfer the delivery of public health services away from the current 35 boards of health and instead, create 10 new […]

Board of Health Meets December 11 at 5:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 06, 2019

Location: J.K. Edwards Board Room, Peterborough Public Health, Jackson Square, 185 King St., Third Floor Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: This meeting is open […]

Healthcare providers in Peterborough offer tips on how to seek the right care in the right location during seasonal “surge”

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2019

With patient volumes expected to rise, PRHC, Peterborough Public Health & Peterborough Family Health Team encourage public to get the flu vaccine (Peterborough, ON) – With the first case of flu now confirmed in our community, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), Peterborough Public Health, and Peterborough Family Health team (PFHT) are reminding community members that getting […]

Stay Safe When Extreme Cold Weather Arrives This Winter

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2019

Peterborough Public Health Activates Extreme Cold Response Plan With an early start to the winter and colder weather ahead, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Extreme Cold Response Plan (ECRP) to advise residents on the best way to protect their health when temperatures plummet. “We all need to take precautions during cold weather to prevent […]