New Group Well being Centre coming to Westshore


Folks and households residing in Colwood, Langford, Highlands and Metchosin will quickly have extra entry to on a regular basis major health-care providers and social helps with the opening of the brand new Westshore Group Well being Centre (CHC) in spring 2022.

CHCs are community-governed, not-for-profit organizations with providers tailor-made to satisfy the well being wants of the neighborhood they serve. The Westshore CHC is a collaboration between the Ministry of Well being and Pacific Centre Household Providers Affiliation. It types a part of the Western Communities Main Care Community and shall be ruled, owned and operated by Pacific Centre Household Providers Affiliation in partnership with Island Well being.

“We’ve listened to individuals within the Western Communities and are utilizing our major care technique to construct on the great work neighborhood organizations are already doing within the area,” mentioned Adrian Dix, Minister of Well being. “The Westshore Group Well being Centre will play a significant function to assist join residents who’ve been struggling to entry a household physician with the well being care they want once they want it, nearer to house.” 

The centre shall be situated within the Pacific Centre Household Providers Affiliation website at 324 Goldstream Ave., Colwood. The CHC will provide 16 examination rooms and 6 digital care stations and help areas.

“Folks, particularly within the Western Communities, want higher entry to constant well being care locally, and the Westshore CHC will assist just do that,” mentioned Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin and Minister of Kids and Household Growth. “On the centre, health-care suppliers will work collectively to supply complete and patient-centred providers to sufferers, to allow them to dwell their healthiest lives.”

A crew of health-care suppliers, together with household docs, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social employees, neighborhood well being employees and an Elder in Residence will provide major care and health-promotion providers which are culturally secure and complete to sufferers hooked up to the CHC.

These providers shall be targeted on individuals with mental-health situations, substance-use problems and a number of persistent well being situations, and for seniors, Indigenous Peoples and gender-diverse individuals.  

When full, the centre will start by opening Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m. to eight p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to five p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to three p.m.

The B.C. authorities will present roughly $4 million in working finances as soon as the centre reaches full capability, and as a lot as $1.9 million for one-time startup prices.

Quotes:

Leah Hollins, board chair, Island Well being–

“Group Well being Centres play an essential function in providing person-centred approaches to health-care supply. As soon as it opens, the Westshore Group Well being Centre will present Western Communities residents with higher entry to major health-care providers which are culturally secure and complete.”

Shawna Adams, board chair, Pacific Centre Household Providers Affiliation (PCFSA) –

“PCFSA has developed intensive neighborhood partnerships and has been a number one pressure in neighborhood enchancment, involvement and collaboration.  We’re excited to have the Westshore CHC combine with our current providers. The Westshore CHC will present much-needed trauma-informed, built-in major and psychological health-care providers to underserved people and households with complicated wants in our neighborhood.”

Dr. Matthew Chow, president, Docs of BC –

“We stay up for the mixing of the Westshore Group Well being Centre inside primary-care networks to supply extra well timed entry to health-care providers whereas supporting these essential long-term relationships and continuity of care that lead to higher well being outcomes for sufferers.”

Dr. Randal Mason, co-chair, South Island Division of Household Follow –

“The Westshore Group Well being Centre is a good instance of collaboration between authorities and neighborhood organizations to develop a care system for individuals who face obstacles or want further help past what could also be supplied in a conventional household apply. The South Island Division of Household Follow is grateful for this much-needed useful resource inside our Western Communities Main Care Community.”

Fast Info:

  • CHCs are not-for-profit or co-operative health-care organizations that present inter-professional major care and actively tackle the social determinants of well being.
  • CHCs combine providers and packages in major care, well being promotion and neighborhood well-being and ship people-centred providers and packages that mirror the wants of the communities they serve.

Study Extra:

To study extra concerning the Province’s major care technique, go to: https://information.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018PREM0034-001010

To study extra about Pacific Centre Household Providers Affiliation, go to: https://pacificcentrefamilyservices.org/



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