New home for Community Care will allow for future growth
There will soon be a flurry of activity at 21 Angeline St. N. in Lindsay, as demolition of the former OPP building is anticipated for the fall. Arrangements for the demolition at the property now owned by the Community Care Health and Care Network are being finalized.
The site will be the future home of a new health services building for Community Care. Construction of a new health care facility will be in 2018. The new facility will bring together Community Care’s Lindsay-based Community Health Centre (CHC) programs and will enable the organization to provide expanded, more cost-effective services that allow for future growth.
Funding for the acquisition of the 4.4 acres of land at 21 Angeline St. N. and the construction of a new community-centred care facility comes from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The new facility will consolidate Community Care’s primary health care, health promotion, dental services and specialized geriatric GAIN team, as well as some administrative functions. Future plans are to move other Community Care services in Lindsay to the new facility. Officials have also been meeting with other local organizations and agencies to inform them of the project potential for a “hub” of community-centred care partners and to measure interest in such an approach.
Community Care’s CHC has operated at 108 Angeline St. S. in Lindsay since 2009. The new facility will be 16,000 sq. ft., and will enable the organization to provide expanded, more cost-effective services that allow for future growth. The site’s proximity to Ross Memorial Hospital signals the importance that the agency places on working partnerships with other local health care groups, says Community Care Chief Executive Officer Catherine Danbrook.
Community Care has provided community-centred health and support services to residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes since 1985. The CHC provides primary health care to more than 2,000 local residents who previously did not have a local family physician. The CHC team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals delivers family medicine counselling and support, mental health counselling and therapeutic groups, diabetes education, smoking cessation and many other programs designed to help people stay active and healthy.
Updates and further information about the new Community Care health centre site can be accessed at the organization’s website here.