Friday, April 11, 2014

Doors Open At Bridgewater And Area Family Health Centre

A new collaborative health centre has been officially opened in Bridgewater. Premier Stephen McNeil cut the ribbon this morning at the Glen Allen Drive site, near South Shore Regional Hospital. McNeil says the centre is an important addition to the health care community, making doctors, nurse practioners and specialized services more readily available.

Family doctors, nurse practitioners and other health-care providers have been seeing patients for roughly the last month. South Shore Health CEO, Dr. Peter Vaughan, says the goal is to hire three new family doctors over the next few years.

The province is offering up to $240,000 a year to support the centre. It is expected to provide health-care to more than 8,000 patients once it is fully staffed.