GBHS Welcomes Family Back Into Hospitals

mfd hospital 2018 close 270Grey Bruce Health Services has updated its Family Presence policy and is now permitting inpatients to have one person visit in hospital. Visitors had been restricted at all GBHS hospitals except in special circumstances since mid March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Household Hazardous Waste Days Resume

hazardous waste brandon bankston270The City of Owen Sound will be resuming Household Hazardous Waste Days. The event scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2020 will be postponed until Saturday, July 25, 2020. This event will take place at the Public Works facility at 1900 20th Street East from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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Swimmer’s Itch – A Common Summer Concern

swimmers itch 2019 270The Grey Bruce Health Unit reminds residents and visitors of the risk associated with Swimmer’s Itch.

Swimmer’s Itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, is a skin rash caused by a common allergic reaction to certain microscopic parasites released from infected snails in fresh water such as lakes and ponds.

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