PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

March 22, 2009

Health Center update…

Filed under: Recreation, Health and Fitness — Jocko @ 6:14 pm

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The centre during construction

The new Health Centre is now fully operational.  In addition to the expanded medical clinic, emergency treatment room, practitioner offices, and new inner courtyard, there is now a meeting room used by the Health Care Centre, which is available for community use.  This room will hold 15 to 20 people for activity classes or group meetings.  Please contact (250) 629-3326 for information.

Three new practitioners at the Health Centre are Dr. Mark Wensley, chiropractor, who has moved his Pender practice from its Port Washington location;  Jane McIntosh, the new Community Support Worker; and Tracey Adams, the new nurse.

The Health Centre is a community owned and operated facility that meets ongoing operating costs through practitioner rents, Capital Regional District and Vancouver Islands Health Authority support, and donations.

Community contributions raised before the recent building expansion, helped pay for the operation and equipping of the Centre, but during the expansion all funds donated by the community have been diverted to that need.  The result has been that the Health Centre has drawn down its operating reserve, which needs to be replenished.

The Centre gets considerable support from community organizations and businesses, but is also reliant on support through donations from individuals.  Donations are tax deductible and can be made by cheque or credit card.  Mail or drop off your donation to:

Pender Islands Health Care Society, 5715 Canal Road, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1.

Your support can truly make a difference.

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