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Primary Health Clinic coming to Weyburn


Sun Country Health Region is advertising for property to lease in Weyburn to create a primary health clinic (PHC). This will be the first clinic in Weyburn to be operated and working with doctors and a nurse practitioner under a primary health contract.

The clinic will provide space for new doctors arriving in the city, a nurse practitioner and other health care providers such as a dietitian, or mental health staff.

Primary health care is a particular model of health service delivery that provides a collaborative approach for patients, a range of health care providers, and the opportunity for the public to work with health care providers to address the health care needs of the community.

“We know the residents of Weyburn and area are experiencing a shortage of doctors. Much work is being done with our current doctors, our community partners, the Ministry of Health and our recruitment staff. While we are working diligently to recruit new doctors, we are also planning the opening of this primary health clinic to help provide primary health care for the public,” says Marga Cugnet CEO Sun Country Health Region.   

The primary health clinic will help address patient access and care in the Weyburn area. At the end of May, there will be nine doctors practicing in the Weyburn, Radville and Pangman service area. Based on the population and the Region’s practitioner resource plan, the area should have a combination of 15 doctors and nurse practitioners.

The proposed primary health clinic will initially provide space for two doctors and a nurse practitioner, with a third and fourth doctor to join the team at a later date.

The two doctors planning to practice in the clinic are currently in the College of Physicians and Surgeon of Saskatchewan’s assessment program for foreign-trained doctors. They are expected to be available this fall.

This clinic will work with the Weyburn chronic disease teams and allied health professionals to provide collaborative, team-based care.

“We are excited about the prospect of opening this new kind of service for the people here this fall,” says Mrs. Cugnet.

Posted May 23  



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