Health

RMH removing barriers to addiction treatment with RAAM clinic  

Stigma, rapid access, and transportation from rural areas – these are some of the barriers to accessing treatment for people… Continue reading “RMH removing barriers to addiction treatment with RAAM clinic  “

James family launches petition to ask council to delay ORV decision

A Lindsay couple has launched a petition to ask council to put the brakes on any final off-road vehicle (ORV)… Continue reading “James family launches petition to ask council to delay ORV decision”

Parents urged to get youth vaccinated against COVID-19

The time is right for area youth to get vaccinated against COVID-19, says a media release from the local health unit.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging youth aged 12 to 17 years to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during the month of June. Based on the province’s schedule for second doses, youth vaccinated this month will be eligible to receive their second dose in August, ensuring they are fully vaccinated when school resumes in September.

Health unit encourages caution with move to reopening

As the province lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions for some stores, services and activities in coming days, the local health unit asks people to continue staying safe every step of the way. 

As of 12:01 am on Friday (June 11), Ontario will enter Step 1 of its Roadmap to Reopen. In this first step, non-essential retailers will be able to reopen for limited in-person shopping, limited outdoor dining on restaurant patios will be allowed, more outdoor activities like camping, fitness classes and religious services can resume, and outdoor gathering sizes will double to up to 10 people.

RMH offers digital, unified health care record

Ross Memorial Hospital, along with six other hospital organizations representing 14 hospitals in Ontario’s central east region, are partnering to deliver… Continue reading “RMH offers digital, unified health care record”

Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads

Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads

Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, recommended to council that ORVs… Continue reading “Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads”

New Family Health Team leader for Kawartha Lakes

Aasif Khakoo will be joining the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team next month as its new executive director…. Continue reading “New Family Health Team leader for Kawartha Lakes”