Relocation of the Central Community Care Access Centre's
Vaughan Community Clinic Increases Patient Access to Care
Vaughan ON, September 23, 2015 – Today the Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) celebrated the relocation of its Vaughan community nursing clinic, to suite 305 at the Vaughan Health Campus of Care located at 9401 Jane Street.
"Clinics are critical to Central CCAC's ability to improve care and increase access to care for more patients," says Megan Allen-Lamb, Chief Executive Officer, Central CCAC. "The relocation made it possible for us to expand our treatment space so we can see even more patients in a timely manner."
Staffed by nurses with specialized training, the Vaughan clinic provides IV therapy, wound care, injections and post-surgical care for patients who are able to travel to appointments outside of their home.
Located close to hospitals, Central CCAC clinics are a great option for people who require a follow-up visit after a hospital stay. The clinics operate seven days a week, with extended evening hours, giving patients the opportunity to schedule visits at a time that best suits them.
"The clinic staff was wonderful and caring and helpful," says patient Judy Breckles. "I want to thank the CCAC for this approach to care. I felt less like a `patient,' I got out of my house every day, and got stronger because I was more active as I healed."
Last year, over 6,500 people received care through one of our Central CCAC's seven community nursing clinics – that's 28.5% more people than the year before. The total number of visits to our clinics was 93,051 – almost 40% more than the previous year.
"Clinics help us provide quality nursing care to more patients, close to where they work and live" says Allen-Lamb. "We thank our staff, the clinic team and our health partners for supporting this valuable model of care."
About Central CCAC
The Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) coordinates quality in-home and community-based care, long-term care placement and information and referral services for over 82,587 people each year. It serves more than 1.8 million people who live in the highly diverse communities of South Simcoe, York Region, North York and areas of northern Toronto. The Central CCAC is funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Cheryl Cheung, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
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