The province announced Wednesday, June 13, 2018, that a walk-in connected care clinic will open next summer after the Concordia Hospital emergency room closes.
The clinic is designed for people who need same day medical care but are not dealing with urgent or emergent or life-threatening issues.
“This project builds on Concordia Hospital’s strength in family medicine and enhances the hospital’s role as a health resource to the surrounding community,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen. “The changes will provide improved access to primary care providers in East Kildonan, North Kildonan and Transcona while extending the hours of walk-in care for the community.”
Goertzen noted that currently about 50% of those who seek treatment at Concordia’s ER could be cared for in a walk-in connected care clinic.
The new clinic will offer care between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm once open but an opening day has not been announced.
The emergency room at Concordia is slated to close in about a year from now in mid-2019.
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