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News / Events

  • Public Health BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE, March 25, 2017

    Hastings Prince Edward Public Health/March 25, 2017 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is advising:

    • The Boil Water Advisory for Carrying Place/Consecon has been lifted
    • The Boil Water Advisory for Trenton west of the Trent River was lifted on March 24, 2017

     As such, the Boil Water Advisory is now lifted  and normal use of the drinking water supply can be resumed.

     

  • March Break - a Great Time to Vaccinate

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/March 13, 2017 -Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has issued suspension notices to local students with incomplete immunization records.

    Vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps and whooping cough, are still a threat. They continue to infect children, resulting in hospitalizations every year.

  • PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT - Drugs Containing Illicit Fentanyl Present in Local Community

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties - March 9, 2017 - The presence of illicit (non-prescription) fentanyl and other illicit drugs containing fentanyl have been identified within Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and surrounding regions. The local presence of illicit fentanyl has the potential to significantly increase the risk and rate of fatal overdoses within the region, because:

  • Board of Health Monthly Meeting Highlights - March 2017

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/March 1, 2017 — The Board of Health for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) held its regular monthly meeting in Belleville today.

    Regional Efforts Continue to Address Opioid Crisis

  • Medical Professionals Come Together to Learn Practical Approaches to Address Opioid Crisis

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 9, 2017 - Last night, together with the South East Local Health Integration Network, Hastings Prince Edward Medical Society, and Quinte Health Care, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) hosted a medical educational program for local area physicians and allied healthcare professionals, entitled 'Opioid Management: Do No Harm'.

  • Public Health Encourages You to Rethink Your Drinking This February

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 2, 2017 – Together with other health units across Ontario, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is encouraging you to “Rethink Your Drinking”. The campaign is designed to promote the Canadian Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and help change the way we think about and use alcohol by delivering consistent information across the province to those that choose to drink.  

  • Probable Pertussis Case in Belleville Area School

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 2, 2017 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is currently investigating a probable case of pertussis (whooping cough) in a Belleville area school.

  • Board of Health Monthly Meeting Highlights - February 2017

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 1, 2017 — The Board of Health for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) held its regular monthly meeting in Belleville today.

    Influenza Season Reached Peak in Early January

  • Parents Asked to Review Immunization Information

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/January 18, 2017 - Over the next two weeks Hastings Prince Edward Public Health will be sending notices to parents of students whose immunization information is incomplete. If this information is not updated through Public Health, school suspension notices may be issued. Vaccines are very important to ensure all students in school are as healthy and safe as possible.