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Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic To Open In Peterborough

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Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic To Open In Peterborough

McGuinty Government Improving Access To Care For 3,200 Ontarians

Ministry of Health

Coming this fall, a new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Peterborough will bring peace of mind to 3,200 more people with access to health care closer to home.

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics offer a team-based approach to frontline health care services by collaborating with doctors and other health care professionals.

Once fully operational, the VON 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic's team of staff will include four nurse practitioners, two registered nurses, two social workers, a part-time registered dietician and the collaboration of a doctor.

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a key part of the government's plan to provide better access to health care services while improving quality and accountability for patients.

Quick Facts

  • By next spring, 25 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics will be open across the province. Once open, these clinics are expected to serve more than 40,000 patients who currently do not have regular access to a family health care provider.
  • Since 2003, the government has more than doubled the number of education spaces for nurse practitioners.
  • Nurse practitioners began to discharge hospital patients beginning July 1, 2011 and will be able to admit patients to hospital starting July 1, 2012.

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“Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, like the new one in Peterborough, demonstrate our government's commitment to increase access to family health care. This made-in-Ontario initiative will be an invaluable investment for this community for years to come.”

Deb Matthews

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“I'm excited about the opening of the new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Peterborough. It will improve access to health care services in the downtown core that local residents need.”

Jeff Leal

MPP for Peterborough

“The VON 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is an innovative model that is designed to improve access to health care for Peterborough residents who currently don't have a regular family health care provider. The clinic has a comprehensive, team-based approach that will improve the health of both clients and the community. This is VON's second Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Ontario.”

Judith Shamian

President and CEO, VON Canada

“Nurse practitioners are clearly demonstrating how they can contribute to family health care through these Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics. People in Peterborough will benefit from increased access to family health care as well as the comprehensive, team-based approach that this clinic will provide.”

Doris Grinspun

Executive Director, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

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