Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry Gets New Nurse Practitioner Clinic
McGuinty Government Opening Seven New Practices Across Ontario
NEWS November 27, 2009
A new nurse practitioner-led clinic in Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry is strengthening family health care for local area families.
Nurse practitioners are able to treat common illnesses and injuries, and order lab tests, X-rays and other diagnostic tests. They can also refer patients to specialists. They will work with doctors, nurses and other health care providers at the clinic.
Nurse practitioner-led clinics also help patients navigate the health system and connect them, if needed, with other service providers and community-based programs and services.
The clinic Lancaster is one of 25 new clinics that will open over the next three years, and one of seven new clinics announced today. The province has already announced four new clinics in Barrie, Belle River, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.
Ontarians will be connected to nurse practitioner clinics through:
§ Health Care Connect, a new program to help people find a family health care provider
§ Your Health Care Options, a new source that enables Ontarians to make informed decisions about where to go for minor illnesses or injury
“This announcement demonstrates real progress. More Nurse Practitioner-led clinics means more options for quality health care closer to home for thousands of Ontarians.”
– Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
“This clinic will give the citizens of this region increased availability to the health services that they need,” said Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MPP Jim Brownell. “This government is committed to providing the best possible healthcare to this region and across the province.”
§ Nurse practitioner-led clinics will focus on comprehensive primary care services including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention along with other community-based health care organizations, such as public health units.
§ Ontario’s first nurse practitioner-led clinic opened in Sudbury in 2007 and provides family health care to approximately 2,000 patients.
Read more about nurse practitioner-led clinics.
“Jim Brownell – Delivering for SD & SG”
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