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

  • Haldimand and Norfolk mark International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Today, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is observing International Overdose Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to create a better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.  An overdose occurs when the body is exposed to a toxic dose of a substance or a combination of substances. While it is common to associate […]

  • Fentanyl laced with etizolam confirmed in community

    Simcoe, ON – Based on community reports and tests conducted in August, drug test results have confirmed that the presence of fentanyl mixed with etizolam was and may still be in the community.  Due to the time delay in getting the test results, it is unclear if this drug is still circulating locally. Use of […]

  • WARNING: Spike in opioid-related overdoses in last 48hrs in Norfolk

    Simcoe, ON (May 2, 2020) – Based on information from local OPP, there have been six non-fatal and one fatal overdose within the last 48 hrs in Norfolk County. The cause of this trend remains uncertain. However, the local health sector and law enforcement will continue to monitor, investigate and respond where required. If you […]

  • Increase in opioid overdoses over the past week in Haldimand and Norfolk

    February 26, 2020, Simcoe, ON – Based on information from local partners, neighbouring counties and concerned members of the public, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit wants to warn the community of an increase in opioid-related overdoses over the past week. The Health Unit also wants to advise that in some instances, multiple doses of naloxone are […]

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit marks Overdose Awareness Day

    Aug. 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will be participating in the first overdose awareness event at the Delhi Tobacco Museum/Quance Park. From 1-4 p.m. the Health Unit’s Harm Reduction Team will be providing information about preventing overdose as well as distributing free naloxone kits.   The purpose of the day […]