New public health measures implemented
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and other health experts, the Ontario government has amended order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, to tighten public health measures in response to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19. Over […]
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Ontario to require proof of vaccination in select settings
The Province will work with trusted public health units to use the existing COVaxON system to safely and securely confirm the vaccination status of students. The Province is committed to keeping parents informed about how their child’s COVID-19 vaccine information and enrollment data is being used to keep schools safe.
New Health Hub launched in North Grenville
A new and long-awaited initiative in the field of mental health and addiction services was launched in Kemptville last weekend. The Mental Health and Addictions Health Hub for Children and Youth in North Grenville is the result of more than two years of talks, planning and hard work on the part of more than twenty partner agencies, and is designed to co-ordinate the many services already
Staying Well During Cold and Flu Season – Healthy Eating
by Danielle Labonte, Registered Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist, LGLDHU Cold and flu season is here, which often brings up conversations about our immune systems and ways to prevent getting sick. Eating a variety of foods from the three food groupings from Canada’s Food Guide is important to keep your immune system working its best. […]
UPDATE from Dr. Paula Stewart
Medical Officer of Health, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit in regards to Rise in COVID Cases The COVID-19 virus is spread by close contact with someone who has COVID-19. The COVID-19 virus is in the moisture of the infected person that comes from the nose and mouth during breathing, coughing or sneezing. The moisture […]
Healthcare workers protest
Healthcare workers protest. Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario, 2,892 health care workers, as of last week, have been infected with COVID-19. Those on the health care front lines now account for 15.8% of the province’s COVID cases. The number is trending up, not down. Four of them have died.
Time to exchange your red and white health card
Once a photo health card is obtained, eligibility for Ontario health insurance is restored and any payments made for OHIP-insured health services will be promptly reimbursed once a valid health card is provided. According to the Ministry of Health, approximately 300,000 red and white health cards remain in circulation.
Novel Coronavirus is being closely monitored by public health
The Health Unit’s Communicable diseases team has been in regular contact with hospitals and health care providers regarding measures to detect and test for the disease early and safely. Daily updates are being held internally to manage the situation and teleconferences with health care agencies will continue weekly.
COVID-19 Exposure at Brockville Walmart on April 7th
MEDIA RELEASE: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit April 11, 2021 COVID-19 Exposure at Brockville Walmart on April 7th As a result of a COVID-19 exposure, the Health Unit is advising patrons who attended Brockville Walmart on April 7, 2021 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to […]
Health Unit starts beach water testing program
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has started weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The following beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 24, 2020: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach, Rideau Ferry Yacht […]
Health Unit collaborating to enforce the Reopening Ontario
On April 8, 2021 Public Health Inspectors from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit attended a large gathering at a business on Clothier Street East, in the Municipality of North Grenville with the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), North Grenville By-Law Services, and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
FADS awareness day at Queen's Park
Solutions were offered through early mental health intervention and informed mobile crisis interventions, as seen in the counties of Leeds-Grenville and Lanark. During this time, Skylar shared how her life was turned around through our local partnership between the OPP Perth Detachment, Smiths Falls Police, and the Lanark Mental Health Unit.
Healthy Eating for the New Year
by Danielle Labonte, MAN, RD, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Mindful Eating Mindful eating involves not only being aware of eating habits, but also listening to and respecting the hunger and fullness cues that our bodies send us throughout the day. This means eating when we are hungry and stopping when we are […]
School Immunization Clinics for Grade 7 and 8 Students
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Immunizations remain an important part of a healthy lifestyle, even during COVID-19. For the 2020/21 school year, the Health Unit will be offering the Meningitis, Hepatitis B and HPV9 vaccines for Grade 7 students, and those Grade 8 students that did not complete their series last year at school based clinics.
Living well with Parkinson’s Disease: Exercise, attitude
Programs like Boxing 4 Health or the class offered at The Workshop link the physical activity needed to slow progression with a built-in network for support. In turn, fitness and support are the foundations of a positive attitude. John explained that exercise programs provide a psychological benefit to him and other people living with PD.
Getting COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines
The Health Unit is assuring residents that they don’t have to wait 28 days between a COVID-19 vaccine and another vaccine like influenza. After reviewing the evolving evidence on COVID-19 vaccines, and considering the extensive data and experience of giving other routine vaccines at the same time or within days of each other, the National
Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics to be held
by LGL Health Unit. Rabies is a deadly disease that can be prevented. Help prevent the spread of rabies by vaccinating your pet dog or cat. Together with partner veterinarians and municipalities, the Health Unit is offering low cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties.
Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report
Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report. As of last Friday, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit tops the charts amongst public health units for both first and second dose vaccination rates throughout the province. Of the region’s population 12 years of age and over, 88% have first doses and 71% have second doses.
Coping With Covid
Our role in this health care crisis is to take some pressure off of the hospital by assessing new injuries and limiting the number of people requiring emergency care at the hospital. If you have suffered a recent injury or accident, a physiotherapist can perform a detailed examination and will let you know if you need to go to the hospital, or
Ottawa area businesses joining in battling COVID-19
Impacto in Belleville has re-tooled to make face masks, and delivered 250 of those masks to Quinte Health Care in late March. The service of others in times of need reflects the very best of the Ontario Spirit, and our businesses continue to step up at a critical time to lend a hand.
Health and Safety top priority as schools remain closed
The Ontario government is protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. This decision was made after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health experts on the COVID-19 Command Table, and medical experts at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Health Minister responds to Optometrists’ strike threat
Health Minister responds to Optometrists’ strike threat. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming job action by the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) on August 17: “Since day one, our government has been hard at work ensuring that all patients have access to the
New Mental Health Walk-In Clinic for Children and Youth
Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) and Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville (CMHLG) are pleased to announce a new mental health walk-in clinic for children and youth in North Grenville. Housed at CMHLG’s Kemptville office at 3-5 Clothier Street, the walk-in clinic is the first new service introduced by the 20-partner collaborative formed to create […]
Health Unit and Farmers’ Markets working together
The Health Unit recognizes the economic importance of farmers being able to sell their produce to the public. A safe market set up can allow this to happen and not put anyone at increased risk. The Health Unit staff are answering COVID-19 related questions and concerns from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day at 1-800-660-5853 extension 2499.
Health Unit finds an increase in overdoses in Perth
The Health Unit encourages people who use substances to continue to engage with harm reduction services for single use equipment, naloxone and further access to services and referrals. In an effort to reduce the number of overdoses in our community the Health Unit encourages the following safer use practices; Carry a naloxone kit
North Grenville holds onto top spot in ParticipACTION
Vice-Chair of the Health, Wellness and Fitness Advisory Committee, Tanya Deans, says they are thrilled at how much the community has embraced the challenge. “We wanted to go for the top prize, but we certainly didn’t know how things would unfold right away,” she says. “It was a surprise for us, and then initially maybe a bit of
Mental health professionals offering free therapy to
April 22, 2020. 0. 76. Mental health professionals across Ontario have come together to offer free counselling sessions to frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The initiative is called the Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network. According to their website, it has become clear to many mental healthcare workers that healthcare
Health Unit Raises Awareness about Bats and Rabies
The Health Unit, in partnership with local Veterinarians and Municipalities, will be holding the annual Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics; please visit our website in later in August for more information about our Rabies Clinics cost, times and locations.
Kemptville Medical Centre changes
Kemptville Medical Centre changes. The Kemptville Medical Centre has been providing care to patients since 1995. It is located at 2670 Highway 43 and is easily accessible. Two of the original physicians, Dr. Greg Leonard and Dr. John Evans, have recently retired after providing outstanding care to their patients for many years.
Health Unit encourages social distancing in LGL
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Tam, gave the following update this week. “We are in a fairly critical period. The rate of infection in Canada is increasing and the effort to slow the spread of the virus to give health systems a fighting chance to …
Mayor’s forum on mental health
Issues of children’s mental health were the topic of discussion, and there was a focus on showcasing the supports and resources that are available to provide support to children and parents. The forum invited the submission of questions from viewers, who were able to submit questions anonymously.
Coalition Against Proposed Prison: Information Session
Laura Beach, a Kemptville native, is a PhD candidate studying criminalisation, incarceration, and mental health and illness. Her research shows that prisoners are extremely isolated from the community, and face intense separation from family and community support. This drastically hinders rehabilitation and meaningful reintegration.
Ontario expanding Mental Health and Addictions Services
The Ontario government is providing an additional $14.75 million to increase access to mental health and addictions services across the province. This funding will help support people from all walks of life during this unprecedented time, including families, young people, children, frontline workers, and Indigenous communities. The details were provided last week by Premier Doug […]
School Vaccination Program to combat variant at return to
School Vaccination Program to combat variant at return to class. The Ontario government is working with public health units and publicly funded school boards to plan and host vaccination clinics in or nearby schools to continue to fight COVID-19. Clinics are expected to run before school starts and during the first few weeks of school.
Diabetes Educators at KDH provide support for people with
Am I at risk for other health problems? There is a lot of information out there, some reliable, and some not. Meeting with a diabetes educator – often a nurse or dietitian with specialized training – is the most effective way for people to get the support they need, including guidance on how to:
Health experts say the Covid-19 outbreak has likely peaked
The Ontario government released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.
Kemptville District Hospital
KDH has been a valued and vital part of North Grenville since 1960, when it was officially opened on June 29 of that year. In 1955, a provisional charter for a hospital was granted by the Department of Health, and an organising committee was formed, but lack of financial support meant that effort, too, failed to go forward.
Protect your Mental Health during isolation
We offer information about mental health and community supports, online and through social media,” says Inglis. “You can also reach out to your local school.” Information about student well-being and community supports for UCDSB families can be found on the UCDSB website and in our Mental Health & Wellness Virtual Library.
Reducing food waste
by Marie Traynor RD, Registered Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. October 18-24 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada which covers a lot of topics like e-waste, plastics, and textiles but I’m going to focus on reducing food waste.
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub
We have been asked by readers to publish this map showing the sections of the old Kemptville College lands which have been bought by the Municipality of North Grenville in partnership with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), the French Language Public School Board. The areas in grey are being retained, […]
Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursaries awarded
St. Michael Catholic High School winners included Cadence Wilkes, who is excited to chase a degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. and Elizabeth Squire‑Fisher, who will be studying at Queens University in Kingston in the field of Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a focus on chronic illness and disabilities.