Residents and visitors to Sylvan Lake can now receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, including stitches and basic fractures, 16 hours a day, including evenings and weekends.
A grand opening celebration for the new Sylvan Lake Ambulatory Care Centre will be held this Thursday at the NexSource Centre. The event will be attended by Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman, Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre, community leaders, members of the urgent care committee and residents.
“This day has been a long time coming for Sylvan Lake. We heard the community’s call for improved health-care services and we acted. I’m glad we’re helping families and visitors receive the treatment they need right in Sylvan Lake. I thank residents, community leaders and physicians for working with us to bring a higher level of care to this community.”
– Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health
“As a community, we can all breathe a sigh of relief after years of hard work – teamwork, because we now have the kind of access to non-life-threatening health and medical services our community needs. We now have a facility and expertise that can meet the needs of the Sylvan Lake area’s 25,000 residents, as well as the needs of visitors to our community throughout the year. This leaves me with such a strong sense of community spirit and appreciation for everyone who has partnered together to make the Sylvan Lake Ambulatory Care Centre a reality.”
– Sean McIntyre, mayor, Sylvan Lake
The province invested $2.3 million on renovations to the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre to deliver a higher level of care, including new treatment spaces, a modernized waiting area and installation of a nurse call system. A local fundraising campaign by the Sylvan Lake Urgent Care Committee raised $240,000 for equipment, including an ECG machine, infusion pumps, stretchers and a portable patient lift.
“This much-needed, valuable medical service was made possible by the understanding and commitment of the Alberta government and our close working relationship with AHS. We are grateful for the ongoing support and look forward to assisting the advanced ambulatory care service wherever possible.”
– Susan Samson, chair, Sylvan Lake Urgent Care Committee
The new service provides diagnosis and treatment for urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, including minor cuts, burns, muscle and joint strains, simple fractures and mental health issues.
“We are thrilled to now officially offer advanced ambulatory care service in Sylvan Lake. The opportunity to develop a service like this from the ground up, with the partnership of AHS, Sylvan Lake community members and physicians is not something that comes along very often, and we are so grateful for the relationships that have been built and strengthened through this process. The work of multiple AHS teams, the Sylvan Lake Urgent Care Committee, as well as the time given by local physicians to help us reach this point is truly appreciated.”
– Andrea Thain Liptak, executive director, Community Based Services for AHS Central Zone
Enhanced care is available seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre.
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Primary Care Network launches ‘Year of the Garden’ to encourage more activity and healthier eating
By Mark Weber
Summer is here as is the joy of spending time outdoors – and an exciting Primary Care Network program has been designed with that goal in mind.
“The City offered us one of their garden plots on the north end in Normandeau,” explained Lynsey Hermary, a recreation therapist with the PCN, adding that space is being offered to any PCN patients or staff to use.
Essentially, it’s all about encouraging folks to get outside more, while of course growing healthy food and spending time in nature.
“It is located directly behind the Save on Foods on 67th St, access is along 68th (Nash St) and we are garden plot number B12.” The plot numbers are marked on the stakes.
“We recommend that everyone who uses it, marks off their section, and is then responsible for weeding, pruning and harvesting their area,” notes the PCN web site. It’s also an incredibly practical activity to take part in, with the ongoing high costs of food – particularly healthy food, added Hermary.
Meanwhile, there is plenty of room at the plot as well, and it’s been exciting to see people utilize the space. “This is a brand-new program – we just got it up and running (recently),” she said, adding that the City of Red Deer web site offers tips on the
gardening side of things as well.
A PCN-hosted Westerner pancake breakfast is also slated for July 20th
Looking forward into the summer, staff are also excited to announce they will be hosting a pancake breakfast on July 20 from 7 to 9 a.m. to celebrate Westerner Days. It will be held at the park beside the PCN office which is located at 5120 – 47th St.
“You’ll see our PCN staff and some of our physicians out flipping pancakes, and there will be some entertainment,” said Bonnie St. Dennis, office and IT administrator at the Red Deer PCN.
“There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcome which will go to support PCN programs involving the City’s vulnerable populations.”
Staff also wished to remind residents that they have the PCN bike corral each Saturday at the Farmer’s Market.
“We really encourage people to ride their bicycles down to the market, and they can then leave them for us to watch,” said Lorna Milkovich, the PCN’s executive director. “It’s a nice option to help people get out and get more active, too.”
And another key local event PCN staff are helping to promote is the Dr. Walter Reynolds Memorial run which is set for Sept. 18 th.
More information about the family-friendly event, which will be held at Bower Ponds, can be found at www.drreynoldsrun.ca. As the web site explains, it was in August of 2020 that, “A wonderful person was taken from us while working at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic.
“The community of Red Deer suffered a tremendous loss when Walter was taken from us. A hole in the hearts of many as he was loved by all who knew him, from his patients to his colleagues, friends and family. The purpose of this run is to remember Dr. Walter Reynolds and what he stood for: respect, love, kindness and community.
“In Walter’s name, ALL funds raised through this race will be donated back into the community which he loved. The Red Deer Hospice Society and Red Deer Youth Sports initiatives will be the organizations benefiting from this year’s event. Our goal is to see this race become an annual event and spread the love through the community.”
Also looking ahead, St. Dennis pointed out that although the PCN’s Health Cafes won’t be running again until the fall, anyone can check out the PCN web site (under the Patient Resources tab) and view previous Health Cafes which cover a wide range of health topics with experts offering guidance and information. Meanwhile, the local PCN offers a wealth of programs aimed at bolstering virtually all aspects of healthy living.
Primary Care Networks are made up of groups of family physicians working with other health care professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, exercise specialists, social workers, and mental health professionals.
Red Deer PCN supports the communities of Red Deer, Blackfalds and Penhold.
For more information, call the local PCN office at 403-343-9100 or check out www.reddeerpcn.com.
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