New Belvédère clinic to open its doors next week

Sherbrooke Record - - FRONT PAGE - By Gor­don Lam­bie

The new CLSC and walk-in clinic that has been built within the build­ing that was for­merly the home of the Provigo gro­cery store at the corner of Belvédère and Mc­manamy Streets in Sher­brooke is set to open its doors start­ing next Mon­day, Jan­uary 14. As of Jan­uary 15 the clinic at 1095 Belvédère will wel­come the Gran­des­fourches Fam­ily Medicine Group (GMF) and on Jan­uary 21 the build­ing will be-

come the new home to the fam­ily plan­ning clinic cur­rently lo­cated at 213, 13th Av­enue North.

“This new lo­ca­tion will bring to­gether sev­eral very im­por­tant ser­vices for the pop­u­la­tion un­der one roof, in a space bet­ter adapted to ev­ery­one’s needs,” said André Bac­hand, the Mem­ber of the Na­tional As­sem­bly for Rich­mond, who was on hand at a rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony on Thursday morn­ing to speak on be­half of Health Min­is­ter Danielle Mc­cann. “These im­prove­ments also ben­e­fit the staff, re­sult­ing in a bet­ter qual­ity of care of­fered.”

Pa­tri­cia Gau­thier, the Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the CIUSSS de l’es­trie – CHUS, ex­plained that the cre­ation of such a clinic in the neigh­bour­hood rep­re­sents the re­al­iza­tion of a dream at least 40 years in the mak­ing. She ar­gued that al­though the na­ture of the ser­vice of­fered is very dif­fer­ent, the build­ing’s new vo­ca­tion fol­lows the tra­di­tion of the com­mu­nity gro­cery store of pro­vid­ing for peo­ple’s needs within their own com­mu­nity.

The new clinic will have room for 70 more ap­point­ments per day than the cur­rent care ser­vices of­fered at the 50 rue Cami­rand and 1200 King East CLSCS whose teams are be­ing moved to the new lo­ca­tion.

GOR­DON LAM­BIE

Line Car­di­nal, Di­rec­tor of Gen­eral Ser­vices; Jacques Fortier, Chair of the Board of Direc­tors for the CIUSSS de l'es­trie - CHUS; Dr. Suzanne Gosselin, Di­rec­tor of Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices; Nor­mand Bernier, Pres­i­dent of the users' com­mit­tee; An­dre Bac­hand, Mem­ber of the Na­tional As­sem­bly for Rich­mond; and Pa­tri­cia Gau­thier, Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the CIUSSS de l'es­trie - CHUS cut­ting the rib­bon on the new clinic, which will be­gin op­er­a­tions on Jan­uary 14.

GOR­DON LAM­BIE

The new clinic is lo­cated in the old Provigo build­ing at the corner of Belvedere and Mc­manamy streets.

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