New rural outreach clinic marks collaborative efforts by municipality and health team to increase access

Opening of new rural outreach clinic

The official opening of the new rural outreach clinic located in Colborne on March 11, 2021. In attendance are (l-r)Arryn McNichol, CAO, Township of Cramahe, Linda Davis, President & CEO, Northumberland Hills Hospital and OHT-N spokesperson, Mandy Martin, Mayor, Township of Cramahe, David Piccini, MPP, Northumberland-Peterborough South, Adrienne Bell-Smith, Executive Director, Northumberland Family Health Team, Michele Leggette, OHT-N Rural Outreach Clinic Coordinator. Photo courtesy of Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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On April 5, 2021, the new rural outreach clinic in Colborne was open for business. A month before, officials gathered to mark the completion of the new facility. Through a collaboration between the municipality and the Ontario Health Team, the clinic will be offering mental health services, foot care, diabetes education, and a host of other programs aimed at improving access to health care.

In this interview with Consider This Northumberland, Cramahe Township Mayor Mandy Martin talks about the unique opportunity and the efforts by all parties to make this clinic a reality. It is the county’s first rural outreach clinic and was a major promise of the Northumberland Ontario Health Team when it was created.

Martin will also talk about the vaccination rollout in Northumberland, elaborating on comments she posted on Facebook, as well as talk about how local businesses in the township are coping with the most recent lockdown.

Originally aired: April 9, 2021

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