Western Bay Clinic getting facelift
The Western Bay Clinic is getting a $50,000 facelift.
Upgrades include improvements to the facility and equipment, including paving the parking lot and repairs to the wheelchair ramp, as well as improvements to the bathroom facilities to make them more accessible.
“ This kind of investment by the province in rural areas demonstrates the value that is placed on the primary health care provided by clinics such as the one we operate in Western Bay,” said Vickie Kaminski, president and CEO of Eastern Health.
“From increased accessibility to enhanced diagnostic equipment and improved patient comfort, the objective is to make this primary health care service as accessible and effective as possible,” Kaminiski said.
Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson said, “ these upgrades will result in improved services for the residents of the area.”
Health and Community Services Minister Jerome Kennedy said: “Our investment in the Western Bay Clinic demonstrates we realize the importance of not only making the clinic accessible for patients, but offering an enhanced level of service to those requiring treatment.”
The Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA said, “ the Williams Government is committed to providing quality health care to patients throughout the province.”
Budget 2009 invested $50 million for new health equipment across the province, bringing the total provincial government investment in this area to over $173 million over the last five years.