Any time his stage-four COPD flares up, Sheldon Williams can end up spending several breathless hours in the emergency room, waiting to be assessed and given the medication he needs to clear the obstructive secretions from his compromised lungs.
The Avon Medical Clinic in Windsor was established just over a year ago, when two family physicians, a family practice nurse, a nurse practitioner and clerical staff came together to form a collaborative family practice team.
Installation work continues to add a fire sprinkler system to New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Work is wrapping up this week in the main entrance, reception/waiting area and switchboard/admitting area. In January, Installation work will begin on the next section of the main floor that will include the emergency department, diagnostic imaging, lab, ambulatory care, ultrasound and EKG. This work is expected to take eight to 10 weeks and will impact some services.
Social worker, Debra Philpitt has always considered herself lucky to work within the field of community outreach and development. She is excited to bring that experience and enthusiasm to her new role as coordinator for the Eastern Kings Community Health Board (CHB).