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Health Unit is aware of an increase in overdoses in Brockville

Health Unit is aware of an increase in overdoses in Brockville
Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is aware of an increase in overdoses in Brockville in recent weeks. This recent increase appears to be related to use of illicit Fentanyl that may also contain benzodiazepines and/or its derivatives. Naloxone is only effective on opioids and therefore may not completely reverse an overdose related to this specific... Read More

Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity

Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity
Funding will add more beds, testing and protective equipment for frontline workers fighting COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing an additional $3.3 billion to support frontline health care workers and increase health care capacity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This funding will allow the province to take immediate action to increase the number of assessment centres, add... Read More

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months
Toronto – The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province. “During this unprecedented period of uncertainty and hardship, our... Read More

Health Unit: First Person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Health Unit: First Person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark
Brockville – Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was assessed and tested... Read More

St. Lawrence College helps local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19

St. Lawrence College helps local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19
Brockville, Kingston, Cornwall – St. Lawrence College (SLC) has donated three state-of-the-art ventilators, purchased last year, to local hospitals, one to the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), and two to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).   In addition to the ventilators, other important supplies have been donated to the CCH, the Brockville General Hospital (BGH), and the Brockville Mental Health Centre... Read More