Superbugs in the NWT

April 6, 2011
Public Service Announcement

April 6, 2011 - Dr. David Pontin, emergency room physician at the Stanton Territorial Hospital, and  Ms. Caroline Newberry, Senior Communicable Disease Specialist, will hold a press conference to discuss the issue of superbugs in the NWT.

Superbugs cause infections and diseases, and are increasingly prevalent outside of hospital settings. A particularly aggressive superbug is found in the NWT.

Dr. Pontin will discuss MRSA from a clinician’s perspective and Ms. Newberry will provide up-to-date information about superbugs and how to prevent their spread.

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 8th floor boardroom, Center Square Tower


For out-of-town media:

Phone: 1-800-303-7189
Access Code: 3251353


For more information, please contact:

Dorothy Jill Westerman
Communications Officer
Department of Health and Social Services
Tel: (867) 920-3373
Email: dorothy_westerman@gov.nt.ca