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

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and Brant County Health Unit to pursue merger

    The Boards of Health for the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) and Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) have reached a decision to pursue the next step by signing a letter of intent to merge. Following the Ministry of Health’s August 2023 announcement offering one-time funding, resources, and support for local public health agency mergers by January […]

  • Board of Health approves HNHU’s 2024-27 Strategic Plan

    The Haldimand and Norfolk Board of Health has approved the 2024-27 Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) Strategic Plan.    The document guides staff as they strive to meet the public health needs of the community while responding to changes in the public health system. It also communicates priorities with partners and the communities the Health Unit […]

  • Health Unit reminds the public to enjoy the solar eclipse safely

    On Monday, April 8, Haldimand and Norfolk counties will be two of the few places in Canada within the path of totality for the solar eclipse. The path of totality is a narrow strip where the moon will completely cover the sun – blocking out its light. The eclipse is expected to begin around 2:00 […]

  • Extreme Cold Weather Alert Issued for Haldimand and Norfolk

    Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for Haldimand and Norfolk counties for conditions expected to begin January 16, 2024.     The criteria for a Cold Weather Alert is forecasted temperatures of -30 °C or below, with or without windchill, for at least 2 hours.    Infants and the […]

  • Prevent illness this respiratory virus season

    Cough, cold and flu season has arrived.  Respiratory viruses such as Influenza, RSV and COVID are on the rise, with the peak season for these illnesses generally between November and April.  The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is recommending the following for residents to protect themselves, and prevent the spread of infection:  Get Vaccinated  Practice effective […]