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Third Frostbite Alert Issued for Feb 17

Third Frostbite Alert for February 17 for the City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations The Peterborough County-City Health Unit has issued the third Frostbite Alert of the season because of forecasted wind chill values of -29 overnight February 17. This Frostbite Alert remains in effect until further notice. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, and the marginally housed.  Local social service…

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Peterborough County-City Health Unit Board of Health votes on name change

Operational Name Change is an agenda item on this evening’s Peterborough County-City Health Unit’s Board Meeting. The proposed recommendation put forward to the Board is as follows:   The Board of Health considered a staff report on this topic on January 13, 2016 (ref. item 11.1). At that meeting, the Board was asked to approve the following recommendation at its next meeting: Proposed Recommendation: That the Board of Health for the Peterborough County-City Health Unit change the organization’s operational name to Peterborough Public Health effective June 1, 2016. Meeting is…

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Peterborough County-City Health Unit Move November 23, 2015

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit is pleased to announce that it is moving to 185 King St. (also known as Jackson Square) in Peterborough on Monday, November 23, 2015.  We’re excited to join the downtown community and bring all staff, clinics, programs, and services together under one roof.  This new location not only brings us closer to our Community Dental Health Centre at Peterborough Square, but will make it easier for residents to access public health services and information, as well as other health and community related services in the…

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Stay Healthy This Flu Season!

Influenza, commonly known as “the flu” is a serious, acute respiratory illness that can lead to pneumonia. It is caused by a virus, and different strains of the influenza virus circulate each flu season. It’s important to get your flu shot every year so you’re protected with the vaccine designed to match the virus strains that are currently active. The flu  vaccine is provided free of charge each year to Ontario residents and is available through your family doctor or at any Health Unit Immunization Clinic. Symptoms usually start 1 to…

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Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) is considering changing its name

Peterborough County-City Health Unit is moving and asking area residents if they should also change their name and logo. If they select a new name, we want it to: better reflect the work of public health, be recognizable and different from other, local healthcare organizations, reflect those we serve, be simpler, easier to say, and quick to recall. A working group comprised of staff and board members have created a shortlist potential new names. The short listed names presented in the survey are Peterborough Public Health Shining Waters Public Health Public Health…

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PCCHU Issues Fourth Heat Alert of the Season

PCCHU Issues Fourth Heat Alert of the Season The Peterborough County-City Health Unit is issuing another Heat Alert for the City and County of Peterborough, and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.  The alert is issued for September 1 and 2 and will remain in effect until further notice. This Heat Alert is being issued as the daytime temperatures are forecast to be at least 29 C for both days while the humidex is expected to reach 37 on Tuesday, September 1 and 36 on Wednesday, September 2.  Depending on changes…

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