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Peterborough Public Health landscape uncertain amid provincial amalgamations

April 25, 2019

If a public health emergency like an H1N1 outbreak, or swine flu as it’s also known, broke out in Peterborough like it did in 2009, would an amalgamated Peterborough health unit be able to respond quickly?

That’s the question being posed by Peterborough Public Health as it and 34 other agencies face amalgamation into 10 organizations.

Local public health officials say they’re worried responsiveness to health emergencies and issues could be impacted, while Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith says the same services will still be offered while cutting down on administrative costs.

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