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Interlake-Eastern RHA Introduces Interim Physician Services in Whitemouth

Interlake-Eastern RHA is continuing its physician recruitment efforts for Whitemouth. In the interim, Dr. Cary Chapnick is accepting appointments to see patients at the Whitemouth Clinic Sept. 8, 19 and 26. If required Dr. Chapnick will continue to see patients in Whitemouth in October as well, though the RHA is hopeful this will not be necessary.

 

In addition, the RHA has committed to increasing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff in Whitemouth making it operational 24 hours, seven days a week. John Stinson, CEO Interlake-Eastern RHA said the decision to create new positions was made after a review of station call volumes and staffing across the region.

 

“EMS is our most direct route for people to access required care. After reviewing station call volumes we concluded four new full-time Emergency Medical Services staff are required in Whitemouth. These positions have been posted with plans to have them operational by early fall,” Stinson said.

 

With the objective of establishing realistic and sustainable plans for health care service delivery in Whitemouth and area, Interlake-Eastern RHA representatives have joined with elected representatives and community members in Whitemouth and area to form the Health Planning Services Group.

 

The group’s first meeting took place on August 14 at the health centre. To view minutes from these meetings please click here or you can visit the Whitemouth Primary Health Care Centre business office to pick up a copy.

 

The region has put up posters outlining health care services available locally and the 204.348.2291 number to make an appointment with the physician. Residents are reminded to always call 911 if their health concern is critical as this always provides immediate access to life saving care.



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