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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • HNHU Receives Reports of “Purple Heroin” in Community

    SIMCOE, MARCH 20th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) has received reports from the community that “purple heroin” is circulating in Haldimand and Norfolk counties. “Purple heroin”, so-called because it is often tinted purple, is reported to be heroin laced with a highly toxic illicit fentanyl. Hamilton Public Health released an alert about the […]

  • Secure Kiosks Set up for Needle Disposal

    SIMCOE, ON FEBRUARY 8th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is pleased to announce that secure sharps kiosks will be installed in February at their three office locations: 12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe; 282 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; and 117 Forest St. E. Dunnville. Community members use needles/sharps for many reasons, including medical ones. There […]

  • Media Advisory – Media Kit for Harm Reduction May 2017

    Harm Reduction Harm reduction strategies focus on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use and other risky behaviours that effect a person’s health. Harm reduction strategies recognize the difficulties associated with drug addiction and that avoiding drugs may not be realistic for everyone. These strategies are community-based, user-driven, non-judgmental, and address the way individuals may […]