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Doctors join Coronach Primary Health Team

Health care services provided from Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) for the residents of Coronach and area received a boost this month when three doctors from the Assiniboia Primary Health Care team expanded their services to partner with the Coronach primary health care team.

Dr. Daniel Glaeske, Dr. Wael Guirguis and Dr. Abhay Pradhan from the South Country Medical Clinic in Assiniboia began on March 21 to provide services on a rotating basis in Coronach for one day each week.

“The addition of these doctors to our team in Coronach is a result of an innovative partnership between Sun Country Health Region and Five Hills Health Region,” says Marga Cugnet, CEO, SCHR.

“This community has been without the services of a doctor for four years. The partnership between our two health regions will rectify that situation while also providing us with the opportunity to build a sustainable primary health team to look after the basic health care needs of the local population,” she said.

A nurse practitioner will join the team in the fall to provide service to the public for two days each week. The Coronach Primary Health Clinic opened March 1, 2013.

The community also receives the services of physical and occupational therapists; a dietitian; mental health rehabilitation services; social workers; public health nursing; public health inspection; falls prevention information; assistance with autism, diabetes, acquired brain injuries; home care, diagnostic services and community paramedics on an as-needed basis.

“This is only the first stage of creating an effective primary health care team in Coronach. The team will work with similar professionals in the communities of Rock Glen, Willow Bunch and Assiniboia to provide high quality health care for the residents of all those communities,” said Mrs. Cugnet.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to see this partnership with Five Hills Health Region come together and to see this team being built.”

Dianne Ferguson, Executive Director of Primary Health Care for Five Hills Health Region says the new arrangement is the result of a lot of work not just between the two Health Regions but also between the communities of Assiniboia and Coronach and partners at the South Country Medical Clinic.

“It has been their collective interest in working together to find solutions that have helped make this happen,” she says.

To book an appointment with a doctor at the Coronach Primary Health Clinic, please call 306-267-2200 on Wednesday or Thursday between 8-4:30 p.m. or the South Country Medical Clinic in Assiniboia at 306-642-4454.  Laboratory services are currently provided Wednesdays from 8 – 4:30 p.m.  Contact numbers for other members of the team will remain the same as before.

Posted March 28.   

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