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- Brighton Information Session Highlights Provision of Services -

Brighton residents are invited to a public information session to learn how to access programs and services once the health unit office in that community closes later this month.

The Brighton office of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is closing its doors on June 30, 2016, but Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lynn Noseworthy says the Health Unit will continue to have a strong presence in the community and continue to offer programs from a variety of locations across the community.

“While we will no longer have a single physical location from which to serve the public, we are still here for Brighton residents,” she says. “We are working with a number of community partners and organizations so that we can continue to offer our services to Brighton residents through a variety of new locations.”

The decision to close the Brighton office was made by the Health Unit’s Board of Health in March due to financial constraints.

To help area residents learn more about the ways in which to access Health Unit programs and services, the Health Unit is hosting a Public Information Session for the community:

What: Public Information Session

• When: Thursday, June 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

• Where: Current Health Unit Brighton Office (35 Alice Street, Brighton)

(Members of the media are invited to the Public Information Session for photos/interviews)

Visitors to the informal information session can talk with Health Unit staff and get details for services including well water testing, sexual health clinic services, food handler training programs, and prenatal classes.

“It is our goal to provide such a seamless transition of our services to community residents that they don’t find themselves inconvenienced by the office closure at all,” Dr. Noseworthy says.

As always, information about programs and services is available on the Health Unit’s website, and people are encouraged to email questions to info@hkpr.on.ca  or call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 for more information.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, (905) 885-9100

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