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Public Sector Salary Disclosure

March 27, 2015 – Peterborough County-City Health Unit

In compliance with the Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, a listing of Peterborough County-City Health Unit’s salaries and benefits exceeding $100,000 for 2014 has been posted on the Health Unit’s website and is available from the link below:

2014 Public Sector Salary Disclosure

For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
705-743-1000, ext. 391

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Health Unit Building Back on the Market

March 20, 2015 - Board of Health Seeks New Bidders As Conditional Offer Expires

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 Audio Clip: Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health

 

The Board of Health announced today that its building located at 10 Hospital Drive is up for sale again and is encouraging interested bidders to submit an offer so the Health Unit can finalize plans to move to Jackson Square on 185 King Street.

“We had a conditional offer on our building, however we were unable to come to a final agreement with the purchaser, so the Board is now advising those who previously expressed interest in the property and new bidders that it is back on the market,” said Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health.  “While we know there is considerable interest in this property, we continue to follow the prudent path and won’t confirm our purchase of the three floors of Jackson Square until the financing is in place.”

Dr. Pellizzari noted that the Health Unit’s plan to move downtown has made great progress with municipal approvals for one-time capital funding already confirmed by the City and County of Peterborough, and Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.  “We are confident a new buyer will step forward based on the desirable location of this well-maintained building, making it a wonderful opportunity for a public service enterprise or medical clinic,” said Dr. Pellizzari.  The building is valued in the range of $4 million.

Dr. Pellizzari explained that the Board of Health is hopeful they will find a new purchaser soon, but if not, this may delay the move-in date as the financial arrangements require the proceeds from the Hospital Drive site.  Advertising has already begun in the Toronto area, and details about the property listing are available on www.pcchu.ca.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence

Communications Supervisor

705-743-1000, ext. 391

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Now That’s Something to Smile About

March 20, 2015 –  Health Unit Recognizes World Oral Health Day by Celebrating Good Science

In celebration of World Oral Health Day today, the Peterborough County-City Health Unit is promoting the legacy of solid scientific research behind fluoride in community water supplies.

“There is an impressive foundation of quality research that has long established community water fScreen Shot 03-20-15 at 08.26 AMluoridation as safe, effective, and one of the best ways to protect the oral health of our most vulnerable residents,” said Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health.  “Unfortunately there is a small but vocal minority who try to confuse the public about fluoride with obscure, non-peer reviewed studies that use poor scientific methodology.  This World Oral Health Day we want to showcase quality research so residents know what to look for if they’re searching online for fluoride information.”

Dr. Pellizzari says fluoridated water is continually studied and continually shown to be safe and effective.  She points to a study published in the January 2015 issue of the American Journal of Public Health entitled Community Water Fluoridation and Intelligence: Prospective Study in New Zealand that followed a population for 35 years and found there was no validity to the assertion that fluoride affects people’s IQ.  “This is such a well-designed and strong study, given that it is a prospective cohort and the follow-up was so long,” said Dr. Pellizzari. “Moreover, these findings held after adjusting for potentially confounding variables such as urban and rural status.”

To learn more, visit www.ilikemyteeth.org or click here.

Dr. Pellizzari encourages residents seeking quality fluoride information to visit websites of credible, professional dental health organizations, such as the Canadian Dental Association, Health Canada, and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  These are easily accessed from the Health Unit’s fluoride webpage found on www.pcchu.ca.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence

Communications Supervisor

705-743-1000, ext. 391

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Board of Health Meeting Summary – March 11/15

March 16, 2015 – To view the Board of Health Meeting Summary from March 11 please click the image below:

 

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Board of Health Reaches New Contract with CUPE

March 13, 2015 – Agreement Ratified by Board of Health and CUPE Members

After this week’s conciliation session, the Peterborough County-City Health Unit announced this morning that it reached a new collective agreement with CUPE members.

The Board of Health ratified the agreement at Wednesday’s board meeting. CUPE members also ratified their agreement last night, confirming the three-year contract with annual wage increases of 0.5%, 0.5% and 3%.

“We are very pleased that our CUPE members supported the new contract,” said Dr. Rosana Pellizzari.  “This means that the Board of Health has successfully reached new agreements with all of our unionized employees to ensure there will be no disruption to the public health services that keep our community safe and healthy.”

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For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
705-743-1000, ext. 391

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