Ontario seniors want home to be where they…

By Chris DrostProvincial government continue to invest in institutional care despite what aging population wantHome and community care in Ontario is facing a crisis and some organizations that support individuals requiring support in their homes,…

Thank you Family Health Team, partners

The following is a monthly column for rotation of residents from Highlands East By Jan Simon Recently I have had two personal phone calls from Wilberforce residents praising the care they received from our Haliburton…

Multiple indicators showing Omicron wave plateau

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Feb. 9. By Sue Tiffin “We are seeing…

MOH acknowledges frustration during pandemic

By Sue TiffinThe following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Feb. 2. When asked for her…

Carbon monoxide call highlights importance of detectors

By Darren LumA recent assistance call for three area residents who were suffering from carbon monoxide inhalation living north of Haliburton is a reminder of the importance of having a working carbon monoxide detector in…

Routine, sense of purpose key to coping this…

By Nick BernardWinter – the coldest, darkest time of the year.Where the holidays can be difficult for many, the long trudge towards springtime can be even worse for those who have concerns about their mental…

Vaccine clinics for children open this week

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Nov. 24. By Sue Tiffin On the first day…

Health unit reports decline in number of people…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Nov. 17 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. By Sue Tiffin As of last week, the…

HHHS prepares for province’s second wave

By Sue TiffinWhile confirmed cases of COVID-19 have remained low in Haliburton County, with 19 cases having been reported resolved since the pandemic was declared in March, Haliburton Highlands Healthcare Services teams have been working…