New Belvédère clinic to open its doors next week
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.
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.
The new clinic is located in the old Provigo building at the corner of Belvedere and Mcmanamy streets.