be receiving registered letters following
associated infections are believed to be less
hospital emergency department for blood
the investigation into a private Ottawa
than 1 in 1 million for Hepatitis B, less than
testing. Hospitals will re-direct patients
1 in 50 million for Hepatitis C, and less than
seekingblood tests for this issue tocallOPH.
During the investigation, it was
1 in 3 billion for HIV.
discovered that the clinic did not always
The letters include information for
follow some infection prevention and
patients who would like to be tested. These
cleaning protocols. As a precaution, letters
are free blood tests and patients will need to
go to a laboratory to have blood taken.
who underwent endoscopic procedures at
Ottawa Public Health has established a
the clinic betweenApril 2002 and June 2011.
dedicatedinformationline for residentswho
Installation of a new ramp to improve
The clinic, operated by Dr. Christiane
have questions related to this issue. Any
access to the Hawkesbury town hall has
Farazli, is located at 1081 Carling Avenue,
person who underwent endoscopy in the
been temporarily delayed.
Suite 606. Dr. Farazli has worked with
facility during the time period mentioned
When tenders closed on the job
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) during the
September 1, neither of the two bidders
investigation and has co-signed the letter to
October 25 should contact Ottawa Public
conformedto the town’s requirements.One
her patients. The Eastern Ontario Health
bid was above the $111,050 budget while
Unit has been in regular contact with OPH
The OPH dedicated information line’s
the other did not include the necessary
concerning the matter.
number is 613-580-2888. The phone linewill
insurance and bond coverage, relates chief
“Even though the risk of getting an
be available between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
administrator Normand Beaulieu.
infection is very low, patients who receive a
(Monday to Friday) and from 8:30 a.m. to
letter should contact their physician to
3:30 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). For
The goal is to get the new ramp for
discuss testing,”statesDr. PaulRoumeliotis,
Some 363 residents in the five Eastern
handicapped people in place by the time
Medical Officer of Health at the Eastern
Counties are among the patients who will
Ontario Health Unit. In fact, the risks of
Patients are being advised not to go to a
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