The public entrance to the Erie St. Clair LHIN in Chatham September 16, 2015. (Photo by Simon Crouch)

Nursing Clinic Finds Home In Wallaceburg

Additional health care services will soon be a little closer for residents living in or around Wallaceburg.

A new nursing clinic will be moving into the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s site in Wallaceburg in the spring.┬áThe Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Nursing clinics are already set up in Chatham, Windsor, and Sarnia, so the addition in Wallaceburg is expected to make it easier for patients in the North Kent and South Lambton areas.

According to a media release the clinic will stand as a centre for wound care and IV treatments, rather than a standard walk-in clinic.

“[It’s] specifically for LHIN home and community care patients with scheduled appointments,” the release said.

“By working together with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on this initiative, we are able to make home and community care services more accessible for the people of Wallaceburg and area,” said Ralph Ganter, CEO of the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

The clinic will be located on the hospital’s first floor. Once the clinic becomes fully operational, it’s expected to be able to serve more than 100 patients.

The nursing clinic in Wallaceburg is expected to officially open their doors in April 2018.