This morning marked the first day in action for Dr. Natalie Bocking, our district’s new Medical Officer of Health. 

Dr. Bocking spent four years working as a public health physician with Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.

She has been sitting in on meetings during the past few weeks, meeting with staff, and learning more about the area and the Health Unit’s pandemic response.

Dr. Bocking is assuming her new role after former Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lynn Noseworthy retired in December.

Dr. Ian Gemmill had been serving as Acting Medical Officer of Health in the interim period before Dr. Bocking assumed the role.