Health unit amalgamation continues in Huron-Perth

There are new details on the expected merger of the Perth District Health Unit and the Huron County Health Unit.

The name for the new health unit will be Huron-Perth Public Health.  Dr. Miriam Klassen will be the medical officer of health for the new entity.

The amalgamation plan does not include any change to current office locations.

A transition team, consisting of a consultant, health unit staff and Board of Health members from both health units, is leading the work of amalgamation.

The goal of the amalgamation is to improve the delivery of public health programs and services in both Huron and Perth counties.

The target date is January 1, 2020.