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Kipling Memorial Health Centre to re-open
Sun Country Health Region and the Kipling District Health Foundation Inc. are pleased to announce that the emergency department and in-patient services at Kipling Memorial Health Centre will reopen Monday Feb. 25, 2013 at 8 a.m.
The Region and Foundation have concluded negotiations with a group of doctors from Regina who have agreed to provide services on a rotating basis at the health centre and clinic services on week days at Kipling Medical Clinic.
“We are pleased to have secured a contract with this group of doctors to provide both clinic services and emergency services at the health centre, to meet the health needs of Kipling and area residents,” says Marga Cugnet, CEO of Sun Country Health Region. “We can appreciate the inconvenience it has caused residents to seek services elsewhere and want to assure them we continue to work towards a permanent solution.”
Another doctor has signed a contract with the Region to practice in Kipling and is currently undertaking the assessment process required for licensure. If successful, it is hoped that she will be licensed by May and prepared to begin a full time practice in Kipling at that time.
“If all goes well with our recruitment, we will have a permanent doctor in Kipling while we continue to recruit for a second doctor,” Mrs. Cugnet says.
“We are aware of the community’s concern over the loss of our only two doctors last fall,” said Allan LaRose, Chairman of the Kipling District Health Foundation Inc. “We all recognized the need for a quick replacement of the doctors.”
“The group of doctors in the Regina locum group will take turns providing care to Kipling and district area. That group effort will greatly increase the stability of the situation. We are pleased that the Regina locum group will work together to provide the medical services we need in our community,” LaRose said.
Posted Feb. 11.
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