Physician Coverage Changes In Saugeen Shores

There’s some changes coming to the physician coverage in Saugeen Shores.

CAO Larry Allison says the emergency department at Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton is getting boost as Dr. Steve MacKinnon has agreed to extend his stay for another year, while Dr. Robert LeBlanc will be leaving his family practice to return the ER on a full-time basis, starting next month.

Allison says it’s a good news story for the emergency department, pointing out it had been short staffed in recent months.

Allison says Dr. LeBlanc’s patients need not worry, as Dr. Ania Bekasiak will be taking over the practice once she arrives in Saugeen Shores in the coming months.

There’s another change involving an incoming doctor, as Dr. Heather Gleba will be opening her practice at the medical clinic in Port Elgin, not in Southampton as she had previously committed.