Children Youth

Quinte Children Receive Care Closer to Home

In spite of the shortage of pediatricians in Ontario and across Canada,  Quinte Health Care now has a complement of 4 full-time pediaticians serving the Quinte area.  And QHC is planning to recruit one more.

 

Other improvements to pediatics at QHC include a proposal to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for an alternative payment plan which would allow steady funding throughout the year, and a new regional consulting group practice which is now open for urgent and routine cases five days a week.  Services range from diabetes to behavioural consultation to neurology.  A primary health care provider referral is required.

See May 28th Belleville Intelligencer article entitled, “Pediatricians hired, shortage eased”.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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