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Dundas Manor: A Passion for Caring for the Elderly

Dundas Manor: A Passion for Caring for the Elderly
Winchester – A chance meeting with two Dundas Manor staff members led to a new role for Ursula Lamoureux. She has recently joined the Dundas Manor team as the new Director of Care. “I met Jennifer Hill and Kerrie Charlebois at a leadership course and was really intrigued by the passion they showed when talking about Dundas Manor and its residents,” explains... Read More

Do you know the best ways to prevent infections?

Do you know the best ways to prevent infections?
How To Prevent Infections The Infectious Diseases Team at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit in partnership with Public Health Ontario, hosted an annual Infection Control Education Day in Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre on Oct 13, 2016.  Health care workers from long-term care, retirement homes, and local hospitals attended this day, and each year there is a... Read More

Health Precautions During a Heat Warning

Health Precautions During a Heat Warning
Brockville – Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, is reminding us that a combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning that is expected to last from Tuesday to Friday this week. Conditions during high heat and humidity have... Read More

Follow up to the Health Unit Requesting Assistance in Locating Resident

Follow up to the Health Unit Requesting Assistance in Locating Resident
We would like to thank everyone who helped us in this investigation. The raccoon that was being investigated was unfit for testing. The risk was very low that the raccoon had rabies and it was a precautionary measure to test it. Someone has identified themselves as the person who brought the animal in and rabies transmission and contact with saliva... Read More

Information about Bootleg Fentanyl from the Health Unit

Information about Bootleg Fentanyl from the Health Unit
Brockville – Bootleg Fentanyl is a highly toxic and dangerous opioid drug that has been discovered in several areas across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Bootleg Fentanyl is being sold in our area in both pure powder as well as pressed pills. Bootleg Fentanyl that is pressed into pills is known to be sold as both Oxycontin and Heroin and may... Read More