Community Notices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2022

PRESS RELEASE
UCLUELET PRIMARY CARE SERVICES REACH AGREEMENT WITH ISLAND HEALTH TO SAVE UCLUELET MEDICAL CLINIC


UCLUELET B.C — On May 25, 2022, Island Health reached an agreement with Dr. Marshall, Dr. Forester and Dr. Horn; and with the landlord of the building housing the Ucluelet Medical Clinic, which will support continued operations of the primary care practice for up to 18 months while work continues on the development of a Primary Care Network for the West Coast. Under this agreement physician services will be provided as follows:
• Monday – Two physicians providing in-person services
• Wednesday – One physician providing in-person services
• Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – Physician services will be provided virtually
Mayor and Council, as well as District staff, have been working with the physicians behind the scenes to find viable solutions to avoid the clinics closure. “Advocating for our communities to have access to readily available medical care close to home is of utmost importance. We are very pleased that an agreement has been reached which results in the continuity of clinic operations. The entire community, as well as myself and Council would like to thank Island Health and the physician group for their hard work in resolving a short-term solution. We look forward to continuing this work to solidify a long-term solution towards a primary care network.” says District of Ucluelet Mayor Mayco Noël.
Community Health Services staff previously operated out of Tofino. With this agreement, they will now have office and storage space made available to the primary care providers in Ucluelet. This model will provide backing to the Ucluelet Community Health Services as they support people at home to improve their quality of life and live independently. All the while ensuring primary care providers, who are integral to our health-care system, are supported as they manage people’s long term care needs.

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Samantha McCullough, District of Ucluelet
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