Dr. Thomas Piggott named next medical officer of health for Peterborough Public Health

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Dr. Thomas Piggott volition beryllium the adjacent aesculapian serviceman of wellness for Peterborough Public Health, officials announced Wednesday night.

Piggott volition presume the relation connected Dec. 1, replacing Dr. Rosana Salvaterra who is retiring successful precocious September, the wellness unit’s committee announced connected Wednesday during its regular meeting. The ministry of wellness volition beryllium informed of the decision.

“The Board of Health was precise impressed with Dr. Piggott’s extended way grounds successful nationalist wellness and we are assured he’ll service our assemblage with the care, passionateness and technological expertise our residents person travel to expect from their Medical Officer of Health,” stated Andy Mitchell, committee of wellness chairperson. “We look guardant to his enactment astatine this dynamic clip successful nationalist health, some locally and provincially.

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Piggott has been aesculapian serviceman of wellness and VP pb for colonisation wellness and agrarian and distant wellness successful the bluish portion of Labrador-Grenfell Health. He has acquisition successful collaborative Indigenous nationalist wellness successful Canada and internationally.

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, helium led a effect successful solidarity with Indigenous governments successful Labrador for outbreak prevention and a vaccination rollout prioritizing Indigenous communities, the wellness portion said.

Prior to enactment successful Labrador, helium was a tract doc with Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) successful the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is simply a nationalist wellness and preventive medicine specialist, and a practising household doc who completed his Masters successful Public Health astatine London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and residency grooming astatine McMaster University.

2nd pandemic babe ✅ …need this pandemic to extremity already…our location is getting full. #skintoskin #timeforfamilytime pic.twitter.com/oD0eX1IUqz

— Dr Thomas Piggott (He/Him) (@twpiggott) July 29, 2021

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He is besides actively progressive successful probe and teaching successful nationalist wellness astatine McMaster University successful Hamilton, Ont., and Memorial University successful St. John’s, N.L.

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The wellness portion says his probe enactment has focused connected line improvement and wellness equity. He was the co-editor of the 2018 publication Under-Served: Health Determinant of Indigenous, Inner-City, and Migrant Populations successful Canada. He is besides a subordinate of the GRADE Working Group and has advised successful nationalist wellness line improvement methodology for aggregate organizations including the World Health Organization and European Commission.

In 2019, Piggott was appointed to the provincial Health Accord Newfoundland-Labrador Task Force Social Determinants of Health Committee to supply expertise connected wellness strategy reform. He has antecedently served connected the committee of directors of the Public Health Physicians of Canada and the World Federation of Public Health Associations and presently sits connected the committee of directors of the Canadian Public Health Association.

Piggott and his woman — a household doc — person 2 young daughters (the 2nd calved successful July). They bask outdoor activities including hiking, running, bicycling, swimming, gardening, and camping, the wellness portion says.

Piggott volition beryllium disposable for remark adjacent week, the wellness portion says.

The Board of Health has besides confirmed sum for the play betwixt Salvaterra’s departure successful precocious September and Piggott’s arrival.

Dr. Ian Gemmill, erstwhile MOH for Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington Public Health, volition supply aesculapian absorption to Peterborough Public Health, and Larry Stinson volition service arsenic interim CEO. In addition, Donna Churipuy volition service arsenic incidental commandant for the COVID-19 pandemic to guarantee continuity successful the wellness unit’s exigency response.

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