Municipality Urges Timely Decision on Medical Clinic
The Municipality is urging the Department of Health to build on the momentum of recent discussions and reach a final decision soon on fully funding the new primary care medical clinic for Shelburne.
The Municipality, as a full funding partner of the project has been leading discussions with the Department of Health and the Minister of Health, Leo Glavine since the formation of the new Nova Scotia Health Authority to advocate for the project and to overcome any obstacles that remained in order for the Department to approve the $1.6 million funding request.
In the past few weeks the Municipality has met with the Minister, NSHA CEO Janet Knox, and several other senior officials in aggressive strategy to get the project approved and to begin the construction phase. Discussions have been positive and considerable headway has been made. The Municipality now feels it is time to move forward with the project and begin construction.
The Municipality was the first to approve funding for the clinic and has approved $450,000. The clinic is located in the Municipality and we have indicated that the project is a priority through our funding commitment. The Municipality believes a new clinic will aid in physician recruitment and will enable current doctors to practice with more modern equipment and systems.
The Municipality will continue to press the matter with senior levels of government.
Kirk Cox, Chief Administrative Officer
902.875.3544 ext 223
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