Public Health

Infection Prevention and Control Lapse at Burlington medical clinic

An investigation by the Halton Region Health Department has identified that clients who received medical services from Dr. Korkis at the Ontario Institute of Facial Surgery, 672 Brant St., Unit 405, in Burlington, may have been exposed to improperly cleaned instruments used for procedures. Improperly cleaned instruments carry a low risk of transmitting infectious diseases. The inspection was initiated following a patient complaint. Halton Region is not aware of any cases of infection associated with this clinic at this time.

As a precaution, the Halton Region Health Department is recommending that clients of this medical clinic contact their family doctor (or go to a walk-in clinic if they do not have a family doctor) to discuss testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Please print out the physician letter (PDF file) and bring it to your family doctor. If you do not have a family doctor, the letter can be brought to a walk-in clinic.

For more information related to this investigation including the letter to physicians, please visit halton.ca/ipac or call 311.

The Do Not Drink Advisory has been lifted for all affected areas in Milton, including:
  • Steeles Avenue West from Bronte Street North west to 3230 Steeles Avenue West
  • Peru Road from Steeles Avenue north to 3 Side Road
  • 3 Side Road from Peru Road to Tremaine Road
  • all of Milton Heights Crescent
  • Tremaine Road from the 401 south to 75 Tremaine Road

Watermain repair work is complete and testing of the water supply, in accordance with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, is also complete. Test results confirm that the water supply meets the Provincial Water Quality Standards.

Residents are reminded to run cold faucets and drinking fountains for a minimum of one minute before resuming normal water use. For more information, please call 311.

The Halton Region Health Department supports the health and well-being of all Halton residents by offering a variety of public health programs and services that protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury. Health Department staff work together with community partners to:

  • deliver programs on several health topics, from physical activity and nutrition to prenatal, parenting and substance misuse;
  • perform investigations and inspections in the community;
  • provide emergency medical services to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville; and
  • provide clinics for mental and sexual health, immunization and more.

To learn more, use the resources available on our website or dial 311.

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