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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lake Huron’s North Shore Algoma Rural Health Model Committee provides update on possible future model of health care

Lake Huron’s North Shore Algoma Rural Health Model Committee is holding two public meetings in Central Algoma to inform the public on work-to-date on the development of a rural health care model for Lake Huron’s North Shore Algoma area.

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time: 2 to 4 p.m., Hilton Beach Community Hall
7 p.m., Legion Hall, Richards Landing - St. Joseph’s Island

Objective: To bring people up to date on the work to date on the development of a model of health care along Lake Huron’s North Shore Algoma area. Everyone welcome.

These two public meetings are the first ones to be held. More meetings will take place in the catchment are over the coming weeks. While discussions are underway and no one model has yet been confirmed, all committee members recognize the values and strengths of providing health care services within a rural environment and are committed to continuing quality patient care.

To date, committee members have agreed to the following principles: - The model will be sustainable and reflect rural health care needs. - The model will stress quality patient care and efficiently deliver health care services that are focused on the health and well being of people. - The model will focus on health care for all individuals in a new catchment area of a combined organization. - We expect that the resulting model will provide new opportunities in local health care. - The model will demonstrate how working together achieves long term viability.

Lake Huron’s North Shore Algoma Rural Health Model Committee members include Blind River District Health Centre, Central Algoma Rural Health Care Steering Committee, Matthews Memorial Hospital Association, Town of Thessalon and representation from Sault Area Hospital and the North East LHIN.

For more information on the Legion Hall meeting, please contact the Township Office at (705) 246-2625. For more information on the Hilton Beach meeting, please call Lavera Crack at (705) 246-2311.

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