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September 25, 2009
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Construction Underway on New O’Leary Health Centre


Construction has started on the new O’Leary Health Centre, which will bring enhanced health care services to O’Leary, Premier Robert Ghiz and Health Minister Doug Currie announced today at a sod-turning event.

“I’m very pleased to see the significant progress on this health centre project,” said Premier Ghiz. “Government is committed to improving community-based services for the residents of O’Leary and surrounding areas, as we continue to make strides in our overall vision of One Island Future - One Island Health System. This project is one of many accomplishments in our work toward achieving that vision.”

When completed, the new health centre will house the current Beechwood Health Centre with the Urgent Care Centre at Community Hospital O’Leary.

“Having all primary care services for the area in one location within the O’Leary Health Centre will allow for effective and efficient delivery of primary, urgent and ambulatory care services,” said Minister Currie. “The new West Prince Regional Diabetes Program and Addictions and Mental Health Services will also be provided at the new location. I’m excited about the enhanced services this centre will bring, and with the on-going progress and improvements we’re making with integrated health system change.”

The health centre will include 16 exam rooms, an ambulatory care room, and offices and meeting room for physicians, nurses and staff.

Government has committed $3.2 million to the new O’Leary Health Centre.

Expected completion of the health centre is late spring 2010.

Media Contact: Darlene Gillis
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