Saugeen First Nations

Alert to SFN Community re:Arsenault Foot Services

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News Release: Potential Hep B Exposure at Owen Sound Chirpody Clinic 

In light of a recent News Release from the Grey Bruce Health Unit regarding the potential Hep B Exposure within the Arsenault Foot Services, the Health Centre is sending out notification to help communicate this information with the Saugeen First Nation community.  

According to the News Release:
'Although Arsenault Foot Services was undertaking sterilisation procedures, the process did not adhere to published best practice standards set out by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC). As a result, there is a low risk that some patients may have been exposed to hepatitis B virus. The clinic has voluntarily suspended services.

Persons who received chiropody services, other than strictly orthotic services, at the Owen Sound or Sauble Beach clinics, or other non-clinical settings including in-home, during the period of May 25 to June 8 are strongly urged to consult a health care practitioner about the possible need to have testing for hepatitis B.'

For more information, please see the GBHU News Release or contact the Health Centre.

If you have questions about possible exposure or looking for help and support, please contact the Health Centre.

Melissa Gregory, RN. BScN
Community Health Nurse
First Nation and Inuit Health
Mino Bimaadsawin Health Centre
Saugeen First Nation